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Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai

1963 Rated NR 2hr 3m

In this classic piece of Japanese martial arts cinema, modern-day businessman Susumu (Kinnosuke Nakamura) ponders seven generations of his samurai family, their codes, traditions and history of stark violence, as he comes to terms with his own place in the lineage. Nakamura takes on multiple roles, portraying not only Susumu, but his succession of ancestors, stretching back through 350 years of Japanese feudal history.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; photo gallery; cast and crew biographies; essay on the Bushido Code, written by historian Randy Schadel and more.