Samurai Rebellion

Samurai Rebellion

Director: Masaki Kobayashi Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Go Kato, Tatsuya Nakadai

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Samurai Rebellion

A father and son prepare to die for their beliefs in this historical drama set in 18th century Japan. While Isaburo Sasahara (Toshiro Mifune) has been loyal to Japan's feudal system all his life, his beliefs begin to change when the local rulers demand that his son Yogoro (Go Kato) give up his bride, who has bore a child that will come to power upon the death of the current ruler. Yogoro dearly loves his wife, and Isaburo respects his daughter-in-law and does not want to be separated from his grandson. When Yogoro refuses to part with his wife and child, he and Isaburo are ordered to kill themselves. They refuse and instead challenge the forces of the feudal leaders to a fight to the death. Director Masaki Kobayashi's work on this film earned him the FIPRESCI Award at the 1967 Venice Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2005
UPC: 0037429210024
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 24,683

Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer; Excerpt from a 1993 interview with director Masaki Kobayashi; Original theatrical trailer; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus: a new essay by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Samurai Rebellion
1. Opening Credits [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]

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Samurai Rebellion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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...I did see it on IFC (they play samurai movies every saturday). This film is simply fantastic. First off, you should be warned that this is a relatively long movie. But don't let that discourage you, Samurai Rebellion is a wonderful historical drama. The characters truly stand out, and the movie is... well, basically, it's awesome and you have to see it.
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