Ronin Gai
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Ronin Gai
In 1928, Masahiro Makino -- one of the first great Japanese directors -- released the very first samurai film with Roninkai - Daiichiwa Utkushiki Emono . In 1990 Masahiro Makino's grandson Kazuko Kuroki remade this samurai epic. The film opens in a run down roadhouse called the Murata when a scruffy ronin (a masterless samurai) named Aramaki Gennai (Yoshio Harada) tries to dine and dash. He's stopped by the establishment's burly bouncer (played by Zatoichi star Shintaro Katsu). Insults threaten to escalate into violence until a samurai (Renji Ishibashi) calls them fools and throws… More