Swords of Vengeance
Available on Prime Video, Tubi TV, Plex
Director Kinji Fukusaku (Battle Royale, The Yakuza Papers) teams up with Sonny Chiba to present a daring and violent version of Japan’s most epic myth, The 47 Loyal Retainers. When Asano, the young master of Ako Castle, draws his sword on his elder, Lord Kira, he is ordered to dissolve his clan and commit hari-kiri. With the help of the now masterless Ako warriors, Asano’s devoted chamberlain Oishi begins to plot an elaborate revenge, two years in the making. As the line of loyalty and betrayal are drawn, the stage is set for an explosive battle.
Starring Kinnosuke Yorozuya, Tsunehiko Watase, Toshirō Mifune
Director Kinji Fukasaku