Red Lion

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Historical

This samurai saga has Mifune as a representative of the newly restored emperor assigned to announce to his home village that there has been a cut in taxes, a ploy used by the new government to ensure political control. But Mifune finds the village under the strict authority of an evil magistrate, Ito, who imposes his rule through heavy tax laws. Members...read more

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This samurai saga has Mifune as a representative of the newly restored emperor assigned to announce to his home village that there has been a cut in taxes, a ploy used by the new government to ensure political control. But Mifune finds the village under the strict authority of an evil

magistrate, Ito, who imposes his rule through heavy tax laws. Members loyal to the previous regime try to band together and hire a swordsman to kill Mifune. But before this takes place, the newly victorious army rescinds its tax cuts, then rides into the village attacking its opponents. This

leaves Mifune in a state of utter confusion as he attempts to lay siege upon the entire army singlehandedly.

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This samurai saga has Mifune as a representative of the newly restored emperor assigned to announce to his home village that there has been a cut in taxes, a ploy used by the new government to ensure political control. But Mifune finds the village under th… (more)

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