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.
The castle destroyed in the middle of the movie was specially constructed on the slopes of Mount Fuji for the film and then burned down. No miniatures were used for that segment, although an optical of another castle being burned at the end was used.
In a mad world only the mad are sane.
When Saburo's men ride away from the Third Castle, you can see that the path before them has already been trampeled from previous takes.
$11,462 (USA) (28 February 2016)
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