The Chinese Jade

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The Chinese Jade (1963, Japan) is a Samurai film directed by Tokuzô Tanaka. It is the first film in the Sleepy Eyes of Death series.


Main Details

  • Released on November 2, 1963
  • Color
  • Running time: 82 minutes
  • Production and Distribution Co.: Daiei Studios
  • Directed by Tokuzô Tanaka
  • Written by Seiji Hoshikawa, from a novel by Renzaburô Shibata
  • Starring: Raizô Ichikawa, Tamao Nakamura, Shinobu Araki

Plot Summary

  • Nemuri Kyoshiro, a youthful and cynical ronin with unparalleled skill, is approached by both sides in a game of corruption, ambition, and double crosses. The leader of the Kaga clan, who thinks he has killed his smuggling partner, fears that the shogunate will discover his illegal activities. He learns of evidence that will prove his guilt. Meanwhile, his partner is not dead, and, assisted by a master of Shorenji boxing, is looking for revenge and for his loot. The Kaga leader sends the beautiful Chisa to enlist Nemuri's aid. The unexpected happens: the hard-bitten Nemuri falls in love. Can he protect her, topple the criminals, and avoid the boxer's deadly skill?
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