Samurai Rebellion

Samurai Rebellion

Toshiro Mifune
Director: Masaki Kobayashi Cast: Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
, Go Kato
Go Kato
, Tatsuya Nakadai
Tatsuya Nakadai
Masaki Kobayashi

DVD (Wide Screen / Black & White)

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A father and son prepare to die for their beliefs in this historical drama set in 18th century Japan. While Isaburo Sasahara (Toshiro Mifune) has been loyal to Japan's feudal system all his life, his beliefs begin to change when the local rulers demand that his son Yogoro (Go Kato) give up his bride, who has bore a child that will come to power upon the death of the current ruler. Yogoro dearly loves his wife, and Isaburo respects his daughter-in-law and does not want to be separated from his grandson. When Yogoro refuses to part with his wife and child, he and Isaburo are ordered to kill themselves. They refuse and instead challenge the forces of the feudal leaders to a fight to the death. Director Masaki Kobayashi's work on this film earned him the FIPRESCI Award at the 1967 Venice Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2005
UPC: 0037429210024
Original Release: 1967
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 7,909

Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer; Excerpt from a 1993 interview with director Masaki Kobayashi; Original theatrical trailer; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus: a new essay by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Toshiro Mifune Isaburo Sasahara
Go Kato Actor
Tatsuya Nakadai Tatewaki Asano
Yoko Tsukasa Ichi
Tatsuyoshi Ebara Bunzo
Tatsuo Matsumara Lord Matsudaira
Shigeru Koyama Steward Takahashi
Etsuko Ichihara Actor
Takeshi Kato Yogoro
Masao Mishima Chamberlain Yanase
Isao Yamagata Kotani

Technical Credits
Masaki Kobayashi Director
Shinobu Hashimoto Screenwriter
Yoshiro Muraki Art Director
Toru Takemitsu Score Composer
Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer
Kazuo Yamada Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Samurai Rebellion
1. Opening Credits [5:32]
2. Duty, Honor, Family [6:28]
3. Isaburo Pushes Back [4:51]
4. Lady Ichi [4:19]
5. Retirement [5:06]
6. Ichi's Tale [9:18]
7. Lord Kikuchiyo's Wish [4:50]
8. For Tomi [3:35]
9. Isaburo Supports Yogoro [4:43]
10. The Sasahara Family Gathers [7:58]
11. Betrayal [4:11]
12. Ichi Must Choose [2:02]
13. Surrogate [1:42]
14. The Counsel of a Friend [2:34]
15. "The Cruelest Form of Tyranny" [6:22]
16. Three Heads [4:06]
17. Tatewaki's Assignment [3:26]
18. Father to Son [4:19]
19. New Orders [10:33]
20. Isaburo Strikes [5:53]
21. Buried Lovers [2:59]
22. The Road to Edo [9:41]
23. "Marry a Man Just Like Your Father" [6:31]
24. Color Bars [:00]

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