Kill!

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In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, longs to become a noble samurai. read more
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In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, longs to become a noble samurai. The other, a former samurai haunted by his past, prefers living anonymously with gangsters. But when both men discover the wrongdoings of the nefarious clan leader, they side with a band of rebels who are under siege at a remote mountain cabin. Based on the same source novel as Akira Kurosawa’s Sanjuro, Kill! playfully tweaks samurai film convention, borrowing elements from established chanbara classics and seasoning them with a little Italian western.

Original Release

06/22/1968

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Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai Genta
Etsushi Takahashi Hanji (Hanjiro Tabata)
Yuriko Hoshi Chino Kajii
Tadao Nakamaru Magobei Shôda
Akira Kubo Monnosuke Takei
Shigeru Kôyama Tamiya Ayuzawa
Eijirô Tôno Hyogo Moriuchi
Shin Kishida Jurota Arao
Atsuo Nakamura Tetsutaro
Nami Tamura
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Kihachi Okamoto

Writers

Kihachi Okamoto, Akira Murao, Shûgorô Yamamoto

Cast

Tatsuya Nakadai Genta
Etsushi Takahashi Hanji (Hanjiro Tabata)
Yuriko Hoshi Chino Kajii
Tadao Nakamaru Magobei Shôda
Akira Kubo Monnosuke Takei
Shigeru Kôyama Tamiya Ayuzawa
Eijirô Tôno Hyogo Moriuchi
Shin Kishida Jurota Arao
Atsuo Nakamura Tetsutaro
Nami Tamura
Hideyo Amamoto Gendayu Shimada
Yoshio Tsuchiya Shinroku Matsuo
Isao Hashimoto Kônosuke Fujii
Akira Hamada Denzô Nishimura
Takeo Chii Yaheiji Yoshida
Seishirô Kuno Daijirô Masataka
Ben Hiura Busuke
Susumu Kurobe Kinsaburo Ayuzawa
Masao Imafuku Doshin - Monk
Hiroshi Hasegawa Injured Ronin

Producers

Editors

Yoshitami Kuroiwa

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