50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 3 Films
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50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 3

Yet another 50 Classic Chambara films. In this version I included several Yakuza Swordplay films and Ninja films along with the more traditional Samurai Chambara from the 50's and 60's. Also included are some films that fall more under Samurai Exploitation films. Namely some early 70's films from Toho and Toei studios fall under this catagory. However I fully recommend all of these films no matter what sub genre they happen to fall under. I love them all and hope you will as well.
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    Kagemusha 1980 In 1572, there is a civil war in Japan, and three powerful clans, leaded by the lords Shingen ...

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    Hunter in the Dark 1979 Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his ...

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    Shinsengumi: Band of Assassins 1970 SHINSENGUMI (aka BAND OF ASSASSINS, 1970) is a large-scale Japanese samurai drama based on ...

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    Miyamoto Musashi: Enlightenment to the Two Sword Technique 1963 In this film, alternately known as THE WORTHLESS DUEL, Musashi has just slaughtered the vile ...

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    Miyamoto Musashi: Duel at Hannya Hilside 1962 Also known as DUEL AT DEVIL’S MASK PASS this film begins when, after spending 3 years of study ...

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    The Ceiling at Utsunomiyo 1956 Around a perfunctory premise of a rich merchant wishing to marry a kind-hearted young woman ...

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    Bohachi: Code of the Forgotten 8 1973 In P***O PERIOD DRAMA, Tetsuro Tanba plays a nihilistic ronin who faces down the "Clan of ...

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    Slaughter in the Snow 1973 In feudal Japan, women are vulnerable, in need of protection, and capable of deception.

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    Kisaragi Sword 1962 This is the tale of seven master swordsmen who band together to play an active role against ...

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    The Wanderers 1973 Follows the fluctuating fortunes of three friends in feudal Japan who are ronin: masterless ...

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    Tales of the Taira Clan 1955 Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the ...

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    The Gambling Samurai 1960 C**ji Kunisada returns to his home village to find that Jubei Matsui, the corrupt magistrate, ...

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    Chushingura (47 Samurai) 1962 Lord Asano (Yuzo Kayama) won't bribe the corrupt Kira (Chusha Ichikawa), a court protocol ...

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    Female Demon Ohyku 1968 Female Demon Ohyaku is the first in a trilogy of films that are often considered a precursor ...

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    Shogun's Shadow 1989 Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his ...

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    Cruel Story of the Shogunate's Downfall 1964 This is one of the bloodiest black and white films from the mid-sixties. This film tell the ...

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    rated: 10 Miyamoto Musashi: Duel at Ganryu Island 1965 The final showdown between the two rival swordsmen comes on Funajima Island when Musashi has ...

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    Samurai Spy 1965 Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke ...

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    Yagyu Bugiecho (part 2) 1958 In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan ...

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    Yagyu Bugiecho (part 1) 1957 In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan ...

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    Red Shadow 1962 Fifteen years after Ishida Mitsunari lost in the battle of Sekigahara, Tokugawa Ieyasu ...

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    Shadow Hunters: Echo of Destiny 1972 "Echo Of Destiny", the kinetic second film in the Shadow Hunters saga, is a tale ...

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    Shadow Hunters 1972 Much like its Italian brother genre, the spaghetti western, Japanese chambara of the early ...

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    The Fort of Death 1969 Eiichi Kudo's 1969 film is the personification of the Samurai western. I have unfortunately ...

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    Ansatsu (Assassination) 1964 Assassination (or Ansatsu) marked Masahiro Shinoda's first attempt at a period film, and is ...

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    Seventeen Ninja 1963 A dangerous pact has been signed by Tadanaga, the son of Shogun Hidetada, to prevent his ...

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    Killing in Yoshiwara 1960 "Killing in Yoshiwara" a.k.a. "Yoshiwara: The Pleasure Quarter" is an ...

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    The Homeless Drifter 1964 This is the story of a ‘Drifting Crow’, which is slang for a homeless wanderer, who seeks the ...

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    7 Miles from Nakayama 1962 Another rare gem of a movie starring the late Ichikawa Raizo as a traveling gambler who takes ...

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    Hitokiri Gasa (Vanquished Foes) 1964 A skilled assassin's services are called upon to put an end to the ugly turf battle between ...

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    The Third Ninja 1964 During the Warring States Period, the struggle for absolute supremacy stood between two might ...

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    Okatsu the Fugitve 1969 Branded a criminal, Okatsu's vengeance knows no bounds! In the final episode of the LEGENDS OF ...

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    The Magioichi Saga 1969 During the Sixteenth Century, ODA Nobunaga was gaining power with his right hand man kinos**ta ...

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    Fearless Avenger 1972 Thirsting for revenge, Jokichi rashly attempts to assassinate the evil Chogoro but ends up ...

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    Ninjutsu Gozen-Jiai (Koga Ninja) 1957 It's special effects galore in the first film from noted director SAWASHIMA Tadashi,as the ...

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    Three Yakuza 1965 Toei Films presents a film like no other. This is the tale of three Yakuza gamblers who ...

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    Trail of Blood 1972 Can a sinful man change and find peace? It's unlikely in gang-plagued Japan. Jokichi of ...

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    Killers Mission 1969 Two notorious forces in Japanese exploitation cinema before either hit their nadir. A few ...

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    Wicked Priest 1968 It is a wonderful movie with the genius actor Tomisaburo Wakayama. Wakayama is extraordinary ...

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    Demon Spies 1974 Deep in the mountains of feudal Japan, a group of children endure cruel and unorthodox ...

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    Miyamoto Musashi: Duel at Ichijoji Temple 1964 After defeating Yoshioka Seijuro in a match, Miyamoto Musashi has become a marked man.

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: Flyfot Swordplay 1969 The epic tales of Nemuri Kyoshiro, the 'Son of the Black Mass' come to their ultimate ...

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    The Third Contest 1965 When Mondonosuke, a young sword student has a bad dream about his sensei being killed in a ...

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    Crimson Bat: The Blind Swordswomen 1969 Crimson Bat, the Blind SwordswomanWe meet our heroine Oichi as a young child, who has just ...

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    Hawk of the North 1959 During the latter part of the 16th Century, Japan's Warring States era was coming to a close.

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    Nemuri Kyoshiro: Full Moon Swordsman 1969 The epic tales of Nemuri Kyoshiro, the "Son of the Black Mass" near their conclusion ...

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    Miyamoto Musashi: Zen and Sword 1961 Miyamoto Musashi was the most famous swordsman in Japanese history. His legendary exploits ...

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    Tange Sazen: The One Eyed Swordsman 1963 Tanba Tetsuro is 'Tange Sazen', the one-eyed, one-armed samurai master who fights for the ...

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    Fencing Master 1962 Written by one of cinema’s greatest directors, Kurosawa Akira, TATESHI DANPEI is a story about ...

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    The Purple Killer 1964 A sequel to the popular samurai-ninja movie "On Patrol". Ukyonosuke's mission to ...

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