#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – During peace in 1725, aging swordsman Isaburo is living a henpecked life when his clan lord requests that Isaburo’s son marry the lord’s mistress, with whom he’s displeased, even though she’s born him a son. Isaburo wants to refuse, but his son Yogoro accepts the woman, Ichi, and they fall deeply in love. Their love renews Isaburo, so when the clan lord’s elder son dies and the lord sends for Ichi to return to his side as mother of his heir, Isaburo opposes his lord. Yogoro and Ichi, who now have a baby daughter, stand with him. The clan orders their suicide, then sends soldiers to kill them. Isaburo’s only hope is to take his case to Edo to expose the clan’s cruelty. Can he?
Plot: 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.
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Worthy companion to HARAKIRI
SAMURAI REBELLION is not one of the best known Japanese films, although it deserves to be. It is very in theme to the masterful HARAKIRI from the same director, and with this film he matches that film’s raw emotional power. It’s a must for Toshiro Mifune fans…. he delivers one of his finest performances as a jaded elder samurai. He once again gets to share screen time with Tatsuya Nakadai, who has a small but memorable supporting role. The always reliable Toru Takemitsu delivers a fine score made up mostly of Japanese instruments, and Kobayashi’s direction is flawless…. this film is filled with memorable set pieces, and it’s just the sword fight scenes, although those are pretty incredible too. This is one of about six Kobayashi films available in the west (HARAKIRI, KWAIDAN, and the HUMAN CONDITION trilogy make up the rest)… that’s a shame because, based on the quality of these works, he clearly stands among the greats of Japanese cinema.
Style Without Substance.
Viewed on DVD. Restoration = ten (10) stars; costumes = nine (9) stars; cinematography = eight (8) stars. Director Masaki Kobayashi has created a film comprising not much more than postures and posturing. (Even shots of a feudal lord’s castle (only the top half is shown) look suspiciously like a collection of still-photo “postures”!) It is prodding and much too long. Actors/actresses seem trapped by the director’s fixation on exquisite costumes worn in splendid settings (this is a black & white film that “cries out” for color) rather than having depth added to mostly cardboard, two-dimensional characters. The result is that little, if any, rapport with the audience is allowed to develop (except for the leading actor to some extent), and the viewer ends up with less than minimal interest in what happens to the protagonists. Kobayashi ends matters with what has got to be one of the longest (and silliest) action death scenes in the history of the cinema complete with way-over-the-top hammy acting by the lead actor. (Thank heavens (O-Kaga-Sama De!) for the fast-forward button on player remotes!) Cinematography (wide screen, black & white) is excellent and appears to be purposely dynamic (lots of zooming and tracking shots) to help counter the static nature of postured scenes. Deep-focus interior lighting is also outstanding. There is no film score. Instead, the sound track mostly consists of drumming ensembles complete with typical cries from the players (great performances, but a bit disconcerting). In case you may be wondering about the film’s title as written in Romaji Japanese (“Joiuchi: Hairyou Tsuma Shimatsu”), it literally says nothing about Samurai or a rebellion; but this off-the-wall translation has come to be universally referred to as “Samurai Rebellion” (or “Rebellion”). Worth watching, but only with plenty of caffeine (and a fully functioning remote). WILLIAM FLANIGAN, PhD.
Original Language ja
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min), 2 hr 1 min (121 min) (cut)
Rated Not Rated
Director Masaki Kobayashi
Writer Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi
Actors Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô
Awards 8 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 3,310 m (Sweden, cut version), 3,340 m (1979) (cut version) (Finland), 3,503 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Tohoscope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm