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Total Nerd 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2  

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Another 50 Samurai films I recommend checking out. I believe almost all listed are available with English subs either officially, or through great sites like SamuraiDVD.com and Korotogaki.com

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The Third Shadow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Third Shadow

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Quick Draw Okatsu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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The Secret of the Urn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Secret of the Urn Keiko Awaji, Yorozuya Kinnosuke, Isao Kimura - This was Gosha’s third samurai film and he was to become one of the premier directors of this genre over the next decade. The time of the noble samurai hero was somewhat passé by the mid-60’s and here Gosha creates a ...

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Shinsengumi Chronicals: I Want... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Revenge (Adauchi) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Revenge (Adauchi) Imai's Adauchi (AKA Revenge) is surely one of the best samurai films to come out of Toei, a prolific company that didn't seem to mind if it's product devolved into mediocrity, and maybe one of the best period. Toei has done much ...

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The Blazing Sword is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Blazing Sword

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Festival Of Swordsmen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Samurai Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Samurai Vendetta Shintaro Katsu, Ichikawa Raizō VIII, Saburo Date - The paths of two honorable samurai cross early and often in this tale of love and revenge. The two samurai also happen to be the most skilled swordsmen around but refuse to fight each other over petty rivalries, and thus are ...

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The Devils Temple is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Devils Temple

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Lone Wolf Isazo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Lone Wolf Isazo

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The Blind Woman's Curse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Castle of Owls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Road of Chivalry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Road of Chivalry

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Kogarashi Monjiro: Withered Tr... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Warrior of the Wind (Kaze No B... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Warrior of the Wind (Kaze No Bushi)

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The Demon of Mount Oe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Demon of Mount Oe

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Blood End is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Momotaro Samurai (Freelance Sa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Momotaro Samurai (Freelance Samurai) I have very little information on this early Kenji Misumi film. If anyone has seen this film and would like to write a brief synopsis, please email me. stef.science@gmail.com. I will put the review here and credit you.

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A Bloody Spear on Mt. Fuji is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Broken Sword is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Broken Sword Broken Sword (Hiken yaburi, Daiei, 1969) is close remake of Samurai Vendetta from ten years before. A few colorful asides are dropped from Daisuke Ito's script. There are minor revisions in dialogue. The cast & ...

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Young Swordsman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Samurai From Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Samurai From Nowhere

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The Great Duel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Great Duel Bong-jin Jin - The literal translation of the Japanese title is "The Great Killing" and, as you might guess, it delivers in spades. Director Eiichi Kudo (THIRTEEN ASSASSINS) helmed this stark samurai allegory of the radical student ...

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The Thirteen Assassins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Thirteen Assassins

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Daredevil in the Castle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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The Famous Sword is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Famous Sword

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Adventures of Ukyonosuke (On P... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Shura is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Shura

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Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Just... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice Shintaro Katsu, Makatari Fujiwara, Kō Nishimura - Being a pretty big fan of J-pinky exploit films, and other more straight-faced samurai films of this era in Japanese cinema - I had pretty high hopes for the HANZO series, and honestly I gotta say that these films delivered ...

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Hanzo the Razor: The Snare is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Hanzo the Razor: The Snare Shintaro Katsu, Shin Kishida, Kō Nishimura - When I first saw the Japanese Exploitation highlight "Gôyokiba" aka "Hanzo The Razor - Sword Of Justice" (1972) it became an instant favorite of mine. I was therefore more than excited to see the ...

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Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold? The final chapter in the Hanzo the Razor trilogy provides fitting closure for this entertaining series of samuraisploitation. Inoue replaces Yasuzu Masumura (Blind Beast, Red Angel, Manji) in the director's chair, but the style ...

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Eight Brave Brothers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Tange Sazen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Tange Sazen

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Rise Against the Sword is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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The Christian Revolt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Christian Revolt

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Life of an Expert Swordsman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Life of an Expert Swordsman Toshiro Mifune, Hideyo Amamoto, Akihiko Hirata - Yes, it works! With Toshiro Mifune at his magnificent best it works remarkably well. Edmund Rostand's Cyrano was translated into Japanese early in its life. Consequently, it became a part of Japanese culture. That means that the ...

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Battle of the Dragons is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Shinobi No Mono: Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Shinobi No Mono: Vengeance

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Shinobi No Mono: Goemon will N... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Shinobi No Mono: Kirigakure Sa... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Shinobi No Mono: Kirigakure Saizo

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The 47 Loyal Ronin (Chushingur... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The 47 Loyal Ronin (Chushingura)

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Lady Snowblood: Love Song of V... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Samurai: Musashi Miyamoto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Samurai: Duel at Ichijoji Temp... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Samurai: Duel at Ganryu Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Samurai Vagabond (Tonosama Yaj... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Samurai Vagabond (Tonosama Yaji Kita)

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Whirlwind is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Whirlwind Set at the end of the Siege of Osaka this film follows the exploits of several members of the defeated Toyotomi clan as they cope with the post battle chaos and the persecution of the Shogun's army. Five samurai decide on ...

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The Conspirator is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
The Conspirator Two hostile clans had reached an artificial reconciliation which involves the marriage of a person from each family. The boy's father is away to serve the emperor, and his highly despotic mother has the absolute power. Typical ...

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Ako Roshi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2

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Inn of Evil is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 50 Classic Samurai (Chambara, Jidaigeki) Films part 2
Inn of Evil