Sengoku Yaro

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Sengoku Yarō (Warring Clans)
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Written by Kihachi Okamoto
Ken Sano
Shinichi Sekizawa
Starring Yūzō Kayama
Music by Masaru Sato
Cinematography Yuzuru Aizawa
Production
company
Distributed by Toho Company
Release date
1963
Running time
98 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Sengoku Yarō (戦国野郎, literally: "Sengoku Rascal")[1] is a 1963 Japanese jidaigeki period black comedy adventure film directed by Kihachi Okamoto, co-written by Shinichi Sekizawa and starring Yūzō Kayama. Masaru Sato composed the music for the film. It is known in the English version as Warring Clans.

The film also starred Ichirō Nakatani, Makoto Satō, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Jun Tazaki, Yuriko Hoshi, Tadao Nakamaru, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Kumi Mizuno, Hideyo Amamoto (as Eisei Amamoto), Yutaka Nakayama, Masanari Nihei (as Masanori Nihei), Yoshifumi Tajima, Kazuo Suzuki, Ren Yamamoto, Naoya Kusakawa and Ikio Sawamura.

A widescreen home version of the film was released on DVD in Japan in 2006.

Japanese cinema specialist David Desser called the film "eccentric".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toho Kingdom: Warring Clans
  2. ^ David Desser, The Samurai Films of Akira Kurosawa (p.100)

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