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In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, based on the same source novel as Akira Kurosawa’s _Sanjuro,_ a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute.

Kihachi Okamoto Japan, 1968
35 mm, DVD

The Sword of Doom

Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman plying his craft during the turbulent final days of shogunate rule in Japan, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy.

Kihachi Okamoto Japan, 1966
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD

Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

Zatoichi treks to a village that has always been a favorite spot of his, only to discover that it’s become a living hell, plagued by feuding father and son yakuza as well as the younger crime boss’s bodyguard—Toshiro Mifune’s scruffy, smart-mouthed, cash-hungry Yojimbo of legend.

Kihachi Okamoto Japan, 1970
Blu-ray, DVD