The Sword of Doom
The Sword of Doom

Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman plying his craft during the turbulent final days of shogunate rule in Japan, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness. Kihachi Okamoto’s swordplay classic is the thrilling tale of a man who chooses to devote his life to evil.


  • Kihachi Okamoto
  • Japan
  • 1966
  • 121 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese
  • Spine #280


  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Stephen Prince on the Blu-ray edition
  • Trailer on the Blu-ray edition
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien

New cover by Aesthetic Apparatus

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