Tag: Raizō Ichikawa

Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Mask of the Princess (1966) 6.7

Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Mask of the Princess (1966)

Storyline:Princess Kiku, Shogun's daughter, wants revenge on Nemuri Kyoshiro for embarrassing her.User Reviews: The Mask of the Princess brings back Princess Kiku from the fourth entry, Sword of Seduction. The faciall...

Nemuri Kyôshirô: Joyôken (1964) 6.8

Nemuri Kyôshirô: Joyôken (1964)

Storyline:This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the quite reluctant hero refuse to come to the assistance of a Japanese Christian in an age of both proselytizing and persecution, but later come around and rend...

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Castle Menagerie (1969) 7

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Castle Menagerie (1969)

Storyline:Just when you think Kyoshiro's life can't get any stranger, someone starts running around raping and murdering, and leaving notes proudly proclaiming that he did it. Tracking down the real culprit willtake h...

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy (1966) 7

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy (1966)

Storyline:This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the hero involved when as an act of vengeance a band of samurai whose master was unceremoniously assassinated by agents of the clan, when he sought justice and b...

Sleepy Eyes of Death: A Trail of Traps (1967) 7.1

Sleepy Eyes of Death: A Trail of Traps (1967)

Storyline:This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the hero talked into escorting a precious religious artifact to Kyoto, Japan. A sect of Christian swordsmen are lying in wait to steal the statuette. What does i...

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964) 7.1

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure (1964)

Storyline:This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series sees the orphan swordsman wander into a town and stumble upon the opportunity to conduct righteous deeds. With the smaller acts of kindness aside the man finds a lar...

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Hell Is a Woman (1968) 7.1

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Hell Is a Woman (1968)

Storyline:Two devious retainers are competing to take control of a fief when the current Lord dies, but involving Kyoshiro in the conflict against his will is the textbook example of a bad idea - especially when the c...

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Satan (1965) 6.8

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Satan (1965)

Storyline:Tsurumatsu, a young boy, is supposed to be a new Lord but he's not really interested, he would rather be a carpenter. So he gets kidnapped and it's up to Nemuri Kyoshiro to save him.User Reviews: SWORD OF Sa...

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965) 6.9

Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire (1965)

Storyline:This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series has the red-haired swordsman on his way to the city of Edo when he comes across the scene of a woman in the midst of a knife fight with a man. When he reluctantly an...

Nemuri Kyôshirô: Engetsugiri (1964) 6.8

Nemuri Kyôshirô: Engetsugiri (1964)

Storyline:The shogun's illegitimate son decapitates a peasant which draws in nomadic Nemuri Kyoshiro into more sword-fighting adventures when he's blamed for the beheading.User Reviews: One of the traits of the Kyoshi...

Sleepy Eyes of Death: In the Spider’s Lair (1968) 7

Sleepy Eyes of Death: In the Spider’s Lair (1968)

Storyline:This film of the sleepy-eyed ronin series finds the anti-hero in an area where the locals are oppressed, suppressed and held against their wills. Part of the coercive forces trace back to the lord of the are...

Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961) 6.7

Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961)

Storyline:Disguised as a beggar monk, Ryunosuke's harrassed along the road by the rowdy members of a country dojo or fencing school malingering outside their fencing hall.User Reviews: As was the case with Satan's Swo...

Satan’s Sword (1960) 6.8

Satan’s Sword (1960)

Storyline:The story follows the life of Ryunosuke Tsukue, an amoral samurai and a master swordsman with an unorthodox style.User Reviews: The story follows the life of Ryunosuke Tsukue (played by Raizo Ichikawa), an a...

Satan’s Sword II (1960) 6.7

Satan’s Sword II (1960)

Storyline:Ryunosuke awakens in the forest having no more idea what happened that previous night, as he'd been drunk & hallucinatory. He is surrounded by corpses & can surmise it's his own handiwork.User Review...

The Loyal 47 Ronin (1958) 6.3

The Loyal 47 Ronin (1958)

Storyline:Japan, 1701. A group of samurai become rônin after their lord is forced to commit seppuku for assaulting a court official, who will become the target of a merciless revenge.User Reviews: