Rebel Samurai - Sixties Swordplay Classics

Overview

Masahiro Shinoda's Sarutobi concerns a samurai spy forced to hunt down a second spy who has abandoned the Shogun who rules over Japan. His work is complicated by a mysterious hooded figure who seems to be tracking both of the spies. When each characters' motivations are finally discovered, the protagonist learns that there are much more personal reasons than he ever considered for why events have happened. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide
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Overview

Masahiro Shinoda's Sarutobi concerns a samurai spy forced to hunt down a second spy who has abandoned the Shogun who rules over Japan. His work is complicated by a mysterious hooded figure who seems to be tracking both of the spies. When each characters' motivations are finally discovered, the protagonist learns that there are much more personal reasons than he ever considered for why events have happened. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide
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Special Features

Samurai Rebellion features:; Excerpts from a 1993 interview with director Masaki Kobayashi; Original theatrical trailer; New essay by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; ; Sword of the Beast features:; New essay by Japanese-film and pop-culture authority Patrick Macias; ; Samurai Spy features:; Exclusive interview with director Masahiro Shinoda; New essay by film scholar Alain Silver; ; Kill! features:; Original theatrical trailer; New essay by film and cultural critic Howard Hampton
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • UPC: 037429210123
  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / B&W
  • Time: 7:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,256

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Samural Rebellion
1. Opening Credits/Equals [5:32]
2. Duty, Honor, Family [6:28]
3. Isaburo Pushes Back [4:51]
4. Lady Ichi [4:19]
5. Retirement [5:06]
6. Ichi's Tale [9:18]
7. Lord Kikuchiyo's Wish [4:50]
8. For Tomi [3:35]
9. Isaburo Supports Yogoro [4:43]
10. The Sasahara Family Gathers [7:58]
11. Betrayal [4:11]
12. Ichi Must Choose [2:02]
13. Surrogate [1:42]
14. The Counsel of a Friend [2:34]
15. "The Cruelest Form of Tyranny" [6:22]
16. Three Heads [4:06]
17. Tatewaki's Assignment [3:26]
18. Father to Son [4:19]
19. New Orders [10:33]
20. Isaburo Strikes [5:53]
21. Buried Lovers [2:59]
22. The Road to Edo [9:41]
23. "Marry a Man Just Like Your Father" [6:31]
24. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #2 -- Sword of the Beast
1. Opening Credits/Gennosuke Escapes [5:36]
2. The Hunt [5:58]
3. Ambush! [6:46]
4. A Wounded Beast [3:20]
5. Upriver [8:05]
6. "My Future Depends on It" [7:14]
7. Poachers [5:14]
8. A Fateful Decision [3:56]
9. The Value of Gold [3:46]
10. Double Cross [12:10]
11. On the Banks of the River [3:08]
12. Rescue [6:24]
13. Vendetta [5:50]
14. "This Is How You Reward Them?" [5:36]
15. The Beast Is Set Free [2:11]
16. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #3 -- Samurai Spy
1. Prelude: Toyotomi Versus Tokugawa [3:49]
2. Sasuke Sarutobi/Opening Credits [1:49]
3. "Nothing Is Certain These Days" [2:58]
4. A Persecuted Christian [8:33]
5. Ambush at Wada Pass [3:25]
6. Hot Springs Intrigue [6:05]
7. Murder From the Shadows [3:07]
8. Okiwa [2:26]
9. Meeting at Joshin Temple [3:35]
10. Sakon Takatani: Second Encounter [5:45]
11. Koremura and Nojiri [5:41]
12. An Incriminating Letter [3:42]
13. "Any Discussion Leads to Talk of War" [4:31]
14. Rescued By Takatani...Again [4:08]
15. Ninja Mission [5:19]
16. Yashiro Kobayashi [2:55]
17. The Truth Revealed [4:18]
18. "Where Is Tatewaki?" [2:34]
19. Suwa Shrine Festival [4:01]
20. "I Am Tatewaki Koriyama" [2:36]
21. Confrontation [7:01]
22. In the Mists [3:10]
23. The Ruler of All Spies [8:15]
24. Color Bars [:01]
Disc #4 -- Kill!
1. Two Hungry Samurai...And a Chicken [7:05]
2. Tetsutaro Oikawa, Reformer [3:02]
3. Assassination Plot [7:15]
4. Old Man Moriuchi [2:15]
5. Hanjiro Tabata, Farmer [8:23]
6. Shimpo Temple [8:16]
7. Hideout at Mount Toride [3:58]
8. Plotting an Ambush [6:13]
9. Jurota Arao, Squad Leader [1:37]
10. Dead Men's Plans [8:45]
11. Horseplay With Shinroku [2:01]
12. The Ronin Brigade [5:23]
13. "Samurai Are No Good" [5:56]
14. Message to Edo [5:01]
15. Genta's Story [2:32]
16. Dogs and Cats [5:57]
17. Desperation [6:08]
18. "Giving Up on Being a Samurai?" [3:23]
19. Preparations for Battle [3:24]
20. Leaving the Fort [4:47]
21. Fire Tongs [5:20]
22. Festival Time [2:53]
23. Yagenta Hyogo, Samurai [1:31]
24. Color Bars [3:16]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Samural Rebellion
   Play Movie
   Chapters
   Masaki Kobayashi
      Play
   Trailer
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2 -- Sword of the Beast
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3 -- Samurai Spy
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Masahiro Shinoda
      Play
      Index
         Auspicious Beginnings
         Fact and Fiction
         Samurai
         Cinematography
         Music
         Absurdity
   Character Gallery
      Sasuke Sarutobi
      Sakon Takatani
      Tatewaki Koriyama
      Mitsuaki Inamura
      Yashiro Kobayashi
      Genba Kuni
      Shigeyuki Koremura
      Takanosuke Nojiri
      Jinnai - Kazutaka Horikawa
      Omiyo
      Okiwa
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #4 -- Kill!
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Trailer
   Teaser
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
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