Aka Dai-Bosatsu Toge. One of the most thrilling and disturbing samurai epics; "The Sword Of Doom" delivers unparalleled action and outstanding performances from two of Japan's greatest actors: Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune. Nakadai dominates the screen as Ryunosuke Tatsue; a man for whom killing is a pleasure. Brought up by a father to whom the sword was THE way of life; the sword is now the only family he recognizes. Pitted against him is Taranosuke Shimada; an opponent of equal prowess who regards the use made of the sword as the outward manifestation of a man's spiritual state. Set in the 1860s; with the Japanese feudal system under threat from a limited democracy; "The Sword Of Doom" interweaves romance; politics; and psychological observation. Always at the center is the spectacle of a soul going rotten in an era without values. Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Yuzo Kayama, Michiyo Aratama, Toshiro Mifune. Directed by Kihachi Okamoto. English dubbed. 120 minutes.