The Bushido Blade

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Bushido Blade (1981, USA/UK) is a Chambara film directed by Tsugunobu Kotani.


Main Details

  • Released in 1981
  • Color
  • Production Co: Rankin/Bass Productions | Trident
  • Distribution Co: Aquarius Releasing (1981) (USA) (theatrical)| Saguenay Films (1981) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Tsugunobu Kotani
  • Starring Richard Boone, Toshiro Mifune, James Earl Jones, Laura Gemser, Sonny Chiba, Mike Starr, Mako

Plot Summary

  • A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.

Also Known As

  • Das Schwert des Shogun
  • The Bloody Bushido Blade
  • Bushido, la spada del sole


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