R | | Action, Drama
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
This was Jun Tazaki's final film.
A serpent's egg is white and pure. A bird's is speckled and soiled.
Hidetora: This is a castle... Here's a wall.
Kyoami: The bird left the speckled egg for the white.
Kyoami: The egg cracks; out comes a snake.
Hidetora: Empty space above the wall. Why?
Kyoami: The bird is gobbled ...
During the siege on the third castle, the corpse of one of Hidetora's guards suddenly shuts his eyes just before as a volley of arrows flies past him.
$3,567 (USA) (30 June 2000)
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