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For over 25 years, AnimEigo has specialized in releasing the finest in subtitled Japanese Anime and Live-Action films.


Miyamoto Musashi


Miyamoto Musashi


5 DVD Box Set

Audio: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Format: DVD-9
Region: 1 - North America
Run Time: 570 min
Released: 1961,1962,1963,1964,1965
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1, COLOR
Extras: Liner Notes, Audio Commentary by Stuart Galbraith IV, Image Gallery, Trailers
Director: Tomu UCHIDA
Screenplay: Eiji YOSHIKAWA, Masashige NARUSAWA, Naoyuki SUZUKI
Starring: Chieko NANIWA, Isao KIMURA, Kinnosuke NAKAMURA, Michiyo KOGURE, Rentaro MIKUNI
Warning: Contains Violence.
© 1961-1965 Toei Co., Ltd.

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First he mastered the blade -- then he mastered his own soul!

An epic 5-film series that chronicles the life of Japan's most famous swordsman, Miyamoto Mushashi, founder of the Niten-ryu school of swordsmanship, and author of The Book of Five Rings, the world-famous book on strategy, tactics and philosophy. Set against the backdrop of Japan’s tumultuous warring-states period, this five-film saga chronicles the rise of Miyamoto Musashi as he evolves from untamed warrior to become Japan’s most famous swordsman. 

  • Regarded in Japan as the best and most in-depth film adaptation of Musashi’s story ever made.

  • Based on the best-selling book series (120+ mil. copies sold worldwide) by Yoshikawa Eiji.

  • Starring the incomparable Nakamura Kinnosuke.

  • Directed by award-winning filmmaker Uchida Tomu.

  • Features a new audio commentary by film historian Stuart Galbraith IV

  • “Uchida Tomu is an unheralded master of Japanese film” -- Bruce Bennett, NY film critic

"Don't get me wrong, nobody loves Toshiro Mifune more than me, but when it comes to emotional range and screen intensity, I gotta hand it to Kinnosuke Nakamura" -- Asia Shock

"Uchida Tomu, who is described in the commentary as being criminally neglected in the west, a view I whole-heartedly agree with after seeing his work, does a magnificent job" -- DVD Talk

" almost 10-hour mega-opus that could be retitled A Portrait of the Swordsman as a Young Badass and should be enjoyed with plenty of sake and wasabi" -- MovieLine

"The real gem of the extras is Stuart Galbraith IV’s commentary on disc one" -- Shogun Ki

"If you're looking for a deep, compelling samurai classic film series, you'll be hard pressed to find anything that tops these films" -- PopZara

"...the five DVDs in the Miyamoto Mushashi series [serve] as an introduction to a man whose career spanned from the silent era through the collapse of Japan's studio system" -- Coffee, Coffee

"This is a film series that samurai film fans simply cannot miss" -- CineGeek

"Nakamura Kin’nosuke is Musashi – he breathes life into the role so well that sometimes I forgot I was watching a movie..." -- AnimeRadius

"Filled with action, intrigue and well placed drama, the life of Musashi Miyamoto was a fascinating one, and these movies are worth your time in order to discover that life for yourself" -- Inside Pulse

"Everything in the series is masterfully done, from the performances to the action sequences and the cinematography" -- Film Fanaddict

"I never thought I would love a version of the Miyamoto Musashi story more than the Samurai trilogy, but with this five film set I have been proven wrong" -- Euro Cult AV

"The box set is a great watch from the first film to the last" -- SoReelFlix

"A perfect balance of drama and action, with great direction from Tomu Uchida and brilliant acting from Kin’nosuke Nakamura" -- ComicBookNerdsAreHot