Japanese w/ English subtitles
Format: DVD9, Region 1 (NA)
Rating: 18+, Run Time: 123 min.
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1, B&W
Extras: Image Gallery, Program Notes, Theatrical Trailers, Bios, Exclusive Essay on the Bushido Code from Randy Schadel
Director: Tadashi IMAI
Screenplay: Naoyuki SUZUKI, Norio NANJO, Yoshikata YODA
Starring: Eijiro TONO, Kinnosuke NAKAMURA, Kyoko KISHIDA
Warning: Contains Violence
© 1963 Toei Company, Ltd.
Will Honor Destroy Yet Another Generation?
Bushido, a.k.a. “The Way of the Warrior” is the chivalrous code of the samurai that has influenced the Japanese way-of-life for centuries. This epic film spans several generations of a typical samurai family, and illustrates the intricate system of loyalty, honor and sacrifice which bound the samurai in ages past, and which, in many ways, persists to this very day.
Starring one of the greatest stars of Japanese film, Kinnosuke Nakamura (Shogun’s Samurai, Goyokin) in all seven roles.
Directed by Tadashi Imai (winner of over 30 international awards).
Includes seldom-seen aspects of Japanese society and culture.
Winner of the Golden Bear award at the 1963 Berlin International Film Festival.
"Brilliantly acted and remarkably dark" -- AV Maniacs
"Watch this movie. Love this movie. You won't regret it" -- Euro Cult AV
"...its poetic beauty will stay with you for a long, long time" -- Cinema Head Cheese