The Hidden Blade

Veteran director Yoji Yamada's second samurai film is, like THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI (2003), adapted from short stories by Shuuhei Fujisawa, whose densely researched historical fiction focuses not on the court intrigues and military strategies of feudal Japan's powerful shoguns and clan leaders, but on the everyday lives of merchants, farmers and low-ranking...read more

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The Hidden Blade - Official Trailer
01:48 — The Hidden Blade is the epic tale of Munezo (Masatoshi Nagase), a samurai being displaced in a rapidly changing Japan. He was raised to respect tradit (more…)

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  • Released: 2004
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Veteran director Yoji Yamada's second samurai film is, like THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI (2003), adapted from short stories by Shuuhei Fujisawa, whose densely researched historical fiction focuses not on the court intrigues and military strategies of feudal Japan'… (more)

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