samurai-vendettaThe classic directed by Kazuo Mori and starring Raizô Ichikawa, Shintarô Katsu

Samurai Vendetta is a tragic tale of two honorable swordsmen whose clans are embroiled in a blood feud, and who vie for the same woman. Betrayal, dishonor and death ensue in this classic samurai story of love and revenge.

Samurai Vendetta (薄桜記 Hakuōki) is a 1959 Japanese chambara film directed by Kazuo Mori starring Raizo Ichikawa and Shintaro Katsu that was originally released by Daiei Film. It is a depiction of the early years of the samurai Horibe Yasubei, who was one of the Forty-seven Ronin.

The film is also known as Chronicle of Pale Cherry Blossoms, a poetic reference to the Forty-Seven Ronin

109 minutes on 1 disc / Japanese with English sub-titles

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