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 More
    In 1572, there is a civil war in Japan, and three powerful clans, leaded by the lords Shingen ... more
  2. 47
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    Hunter in the Dark

    1979 More
    Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his ... more
  3. 20
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    Shinsengumi: Band of Assassins

    1970 More
    SHINSENGUMI (aka BAND OF ASSASSINS, 1970) is a large-scale Japanese samurai drama based on ... more
  4. 34
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    Miyamoto Musashi: Enlightenment to the Two Sword Technique

    1963 More
    In this film, alternately known as THE WORTHLESS DUEL, Musashi has just slaughtered the vile ... more
  5. 33
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    Miyamoto Musashi: Duel at Hannya Hilside

    1962 More
    Also known as DUEL AT DEVIL’S MASK PASS this film begins when, after spending 3 years of study ... more
  6. 5

    The Ceiling at Utsunomiyo

    1956 More
    Around a perfunctory premise of a rich merchant wishing to marry a kind-hearted young woman ... more
  7. 4

    Bohachi: Code of the Forgotten 8

    1973 More
    In P***O PERIOD DRAMA, Tetsuro Tanba plays a nihilistic ronin who faces down the "Clan of ... more
  8. 13

    Slaughter in the Snow

    1973 More
    In feudal Japan, women are vulnerable, in need of protection, and capable of deception.
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    Kisaragi Sword

    1962 More
    This is the tale of seven master swordsmen who band together to play an active role against ... more
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    The Wanderers

    1973 More
    Follows the fluctuating fortunes of three friends in feudal Japan who are ronin: masterless ... more
  11. 6

    Tales of the Taira Clan

    1955 More
    Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the ... more
  12. 22
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    The Gambling Samurai

    1960 More
    C**ji Kunisada returns to his home village to find that Jubei Matsui, the corrupt magistrate, ... more
  13. 17

    Chushingura (47 Samurai)

    1962 More
    Lord Asano (Yuzo Kayama) won't bribe the corrupt Kira (Chusha Ichikawa), a court protocol ... more
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    Female Demon Ohyku

    1968 More
    Female Demon Ohyaku is the first in a trilogy of films that are often considered a precursor ... more
  15. 23
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    Shogun's Shadow

    1989 More
    Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his ... more
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    Cruel Story of the Shogunate's Downfall

    1964 More
    This is one of the bloodiest black and white films from the mid-sixties. This film tell the ... more
  17. 36
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    Miyamoto Musashi: Duel at Ganryu Island

    1965 More
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    The final showdown between the two rival swordsmen comes on Funajima Island when Musashi has ... more
  18. 39
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    Samurai Spy

    1965 More
    Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke ... more
  19. 44
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    Yagyu Bugiecho (part 2)

    1958 More
    In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan ... more
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    Yagyu Bugiecho (part 1)

    1957 More
    In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan ... more
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    Red Shadow

    1962 More
    Fifteen years after Ishida Mitsunari lost in the battle of Sekigahara, Tokugawa Ieyasu ...
  22. 9

    Shadow Hunters: Echo of Destiny

    1972 More
    "Echo Of Destiny", the kinetic second film in the Shadow Hunters saga, is a tale ... more
  23. 8

    Shadow Hunters

    1972 More
    Much like its Italian brother genre, the spaghetti western, Japanese chambara of the early ... more
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    The Fort of Death

    1969 More
    Eiichi Kudo's 1969 film is the personification of the Samurai western. I have unfortunately ... more
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    Ansatsu (Assassination)

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

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