The Sword of Doom Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshir˘ Mifune, Yuzo Kayama, Y˘ko Naito

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THE SWORD OF DOOM (Dai-bosatsu t˘ge) is a Japanese movie directed by Kihachi Okamoto in 1965. The film is about a few episodes of the life of Ryunosuke Tsukue, a cold-hearted samurai who is a master in sword fighting.
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Tsukue challenged a rival, Bunnojo, to a dueling exhibition. Bunnojo's wife, Ohama, begs him to let her husband win the duel. Tsukue promises her that he will lose if she has sex with him. Nevertheless, Tsukue kills Bunnojo during the duel and also most of Bonnojo's comrades who ambush him after the fight.

Two years later, Ohama is Tsukue's wife. Tsukue is now a member of the Shindo organization, a bunch of samurais looking for more power and he is mostly used as a killer by the organisation. But Hyoma, Bunnojo's younger brother, is in town and trains with the master fencer Simada (Toshiro Mifune) waiting for the right moment to challenge Tsukue.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Kind of movie    -   superfast sword fighting

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese Unusual characteristics    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Is this movie based on a    -   book

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