Samurai Rebellion Samurai Rebellion

Samurai Rebellion

Masaki Kobayashi

 
Samurai Rebellion (Criterion DVD)

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  • Japan
  • 1967
  • 121 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
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  • Spine #310

Toshiro Mifune stars as Isaburo Sasahara, an aging swordsman living a quiet life until his clan lord orders that his son marry the lord’s mistress, who has recently displeased the ruler. Reluctantly, father and son take in the woman, and, to the family’s surprise, the young couple fall in love. But the lord soon reverses his decision and demands the mistress’s return. Against all expectations, Isaburo and his son refuse, risking the destruction of their entire family. Director Masaki Kobayashi’s Samurai Rebellion is the gripping story of a peaceful man who finally decides to take a stand against injustice.

Cast

Isaburo SasaharaToshiro Mifune
Lady IchiYoko Tsukasa
Yogoro SasaharaGo Kato
Steward TakahashiShigeru Koyama
Chamberlain YanaseMasao Mishima
Shobei TsuchiyaIsao Yamagata
Bunzo SasaharaTatsuyoshi Ehara
Lord MatsudairaTatsuo Matsumura

Credits

DirectorMasaki Kobayashi
Executive producerTomoyuki Tanaka
ScreenplayShinobu Hashimoto
Original storyYasuhiko Takiguchi
CinematographyKazuo Yamada
MusicToru Takemitsu
Production designYoshiro Muraki

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Excerpt from a 1993 interview with director Masaki Kobayashi
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: a new essay by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Samurai Rebellion: Kobayashi's Rebellion

By Donald Richie October 24, 2005

When Samurai Rebellion premiered, on May 27, 1967, the original Japanese title was Joiuchi—hairyo tsuma shimatsu, which means something like Rebellion—Receive the Wife. This title indicates the . . . Read more »

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The Magnetic Mifune

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Film Essays

Samurai Rebellion: Kobayashi's Rebellion

By Donald Richie October 24, 2005

When Samurai Rebellion premiered, on May 27, 1967, the original Japanese title was Joiuchi—hairyo tsuma shimatsu, which means something like Rebellion—Receive the Wife. This title indicates the . . . Read more »