10th Century fantasy actioner was directed by Tokuzo Tanaka, Akira Kurosawa's
assistant director for RASHOMON
among others. It's based on the novel by Matsutaro Kawaguchi which gives
a new twist to the classic Japanese folklore. Veteran Kazuo Hasegawa is
the Shuten Doji 'demon' living in a mountain fortress. Raizo Ichikawa
OF ASSASSINS) is a Genji clan warrior who wants to eliminate the
danger posed by the demon. And Shintaro Katsu (of ZATOICHI
fame) costars as a samurai who slices the arm off a demon posing as a
film, with English subtitles; widescreen format 16:9,
uncut (114 minutes), extras include selected trailers.
DVD encoded for All Region NTSC World Format.