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Samurai 1: Musashi Miyamoto Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Musashi Miyamoto was the first entry in Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Ingaki's trilogy. Toshiro Mifune is Takezo, a good-for-nothing from the farming village of Miyamoto, who dreams of becoming a samurai in 17th century Japan. Over the course of the first part, Takezo evolves from being a man filled with rage and violence who is looked upon by others as a wild animal to being Musashi Miyamoto, a man yearning for a deeper understanding of himself and what it takes to be a true warrior. When first released in the US, Toshiro Mifune was "clarified" by the narration of William Holden, an actor with a long-standing fascination and affection for all things Japanese. Based on a mammoth novel by Eiji Yoshikawa, Musashi Miyamoto was followed by Eiji Yoshikawa and Eiji Yoshikawa . All three films were eventually combined into an epic single entity, Eiji Yoshikawa. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Toshiro Mifune
as Takeso/Miyamoto Musashi
Akihiko Hirata
as Seijuro Yoshioka
Rentaro Mikuni
as Matahachi
Kuroemon Onoe
as Priest Takuan
Daisuke Kato
as Toji Gion
Eiko Miyoshi
as Osugi
Kaoru Yachigusa
as Otsu
Mariko Okada
as Akemi
Mitsuko Mito
as Oko, Matahachi's mother
William Holden
as Narrator
Yoshio Kosugi
Sakae Ozawa
as Terumasa Ikeda

Crew

Hiroshi Inagaki
Director
Kazuo Takimura
Producer
Tokuhei Wakao
Screenwriter
Hiroshi Inagaki
Screenwriter
Eiji Yoshikawa
Book Author
Jun Yasumoto
Cinematographer
Ikuma Dan
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Homel
Editor
William Holden
Editor
Makoto Sono
Art Director
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