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CastToshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yuzo Kayama, Kei Sato, Ichiro Nakaya, Yoko Naito
Genre:  Action, Adventure
Release Date:  January 1, 1966
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Runtime:  2hrs 0min
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review by . November 24, 2009
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Sorry if this sounds like a spoiler, but there's no point in recommending a movie as good as this one without giving a fair warning: Sword of Doom, originally titled The Pass of the Boddhisattva, was intended to be a cinematic trilogy. Unfortunately, only one of the three movies were made. Consequently, several plot elements are left unresolved at the movie's end. If you go in knowing this, it might help you feel better about the abrupt ending. I almost wish that some studio would pick this one …
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      SWORD OF DOOM (1966, known in Japan as Incident at Daibatsu Pass) is a film directed by Kihachi Okamoto; responsible for acclaimed chambara films such as "Red Lion" and "Zatoichi meets Yojimbo". The film is based on the novel by Kaizan Nakazaro; "Daibatsu Tage", and this film still stands out as one of the most violent, dark epic tale even in today's standards. Please note that the novel has also been adapted into a trilogy called "Daibatsu" …
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