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Plot: Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At the behest of the businessman, Rick undertakes samurai training from the other brother, but joins his cause. He also becomes romantically involved with the samurai’s daughter.
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Keeps coming to mind.
This isn’t an award winning film. This isn’t a well known film. But it has a good premise and is one of my secret pleasures. Two Brothers in a long standing feud over an ancient family sword and an American “dupe” that’s been thrown into the fray. We watch his journey and education in a different culture with different values (yet oddly similar to ours, and riddled with similar weaknesses.)
The reason I know I like this one (even with all the flaws) is that it keeps coming to mind from time to time. And after some thought, I think it boils down to basic examinations of how to live one’s life. How important is Honor? Is it better to take the quick and easy $ or to work for it? How important are family bonds? Are the modern ways of life any better than the traditional ones? Is it ever too late to turn your life around? And so forth. These are why I like this movie. Sure it can come off as a bit preachy about duty, honor, loyalty and traditional ways, but it has always made me think about what is the best way to live one’s life.
Bloodshed over an Heirloom
Rick Murphy, an amateur American boxer (Scott Glenn) becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers, Yoshida (Toshiro Mifune) and his younger brother Hideo, which concerns the possession of a pair of swords known as The Equals passed down through their family generations. One sword is meant to be kept by each sibling. The feud starts after Yoshida’s sword is stolen during World War II. Out of greed and obsession, Hideo claims to have the right to own both.
When the stolen sword is tracked down in present-day California, Murphy is contracted by Yoshida’s children Toshio and Akiko, to smuggle it back to Japan. Upon arrival at the airport, Murphy and Toshio are kidnapped by Hideo’s men to be taken to their boss. On their way, Toshio is brutally killed but Murphy later manages to escape with the help of Akiko. Murphy who is wounded is taken by Akiko to her father’s sword-fighting school, where he eventually learns the truth about the feud.
After being trained the skills of sword-fighting by Yoshida, Murphy decides to join him in his venture to Hideo’s industrial complex to rescue Akiko, who has been taken hostage in return for the sword, and settle the feud in a blood fight. These two brothers will stop at nothing to keep possession of the swords – one out of greed and the other for honor!
This is John Frankenheimer’s lesser work. For viewers unfamiliar with Japanese culture, the plot may feel absurd: shedding blood for a family heirloom! However, if you like action films about East-meets-West sort of thing, this is worth a look.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (USA)
Genre Action, Drama
Director John Frankenheimer
Writer Richard Maxwell, John Sayles, Ivan Moffat
Actors Scott Glenn, Toshirô Mifune, Donna Kei Benz
Country United States, Japan
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm