Ansatsu (The Assassin)(The Assassination)
Ansatsu (The Assassin)(The Assassination) (1964)

Based on a story by Ryotaro Shiba, this samurai classic from director Masahiro Shinoda follows a mysterious samurai leader who continuously shifts his allegiance from one political faction to another. All involved are under the constant… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 30, 1964
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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

A masterpiece of cinematic storytelling, matching a jigsaw-like economy of construction to a wide variety of visual styles, while never being anything less than gripping.

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Stella Dallas
this film knocked me out. a little seen masterpiece of the samurai genre, it follows a clever ronin in the tense days after the landing of comodore… More