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Shogun's Samurai

Shogun's Samurai
Region 1 DVD cover
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Written by Kinji Fukasaku
Tatsuo Nogami
Hirō Matsuda
Starring Kinnosuke Yorozuya
Shinichi Chiba
Hiroki Matsukata
Music by Toshiaki Tsushima
Cinematography Norimichi Ikawa
Distributed by Toei Company, Ltd.
Release dates 1978
Running time 130 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Shogun's Samurai (柳生一族の陰謀 Yagyū Ichizoku no Inbō), also known as "The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy" and "Intrigue of the Yagyu Clan", is a 1978 Japanese historical martial arts period film, directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The film is the first of two period films by Fukasaku starring Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba as Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū, the other being Samurai Reincarnation. The film received five Japan Academy Prize nominations for best actor (Kinnosuke Yorozuya), best art direction (Norimichi Ikawa), best film, best screenplay (Kinji Fukasaku, Tatsuo Nogami, Hirō Matsuda), and best supporting actor (Shinichi Chiba).[1]

The movie became a teleplay and was broadcast by Kansai Telecasting Corporation for 39 one-hour TV episodes from 1978 to 1979. It is called The Yagyu Conspiracy (柳生一族の陰謀 Yagyū Ichizoku no Inbō).

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