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Shogun's Samurai (柳生一族の陰謀, Yagyū Ichizoku no Inbō), also known as The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy and Intrigue of the Yagyu Clan, is a 1978 Japanese historical martial arts period film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The film is the first of two period films by Fukasaku starring Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba as Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū, the other being Samurai Reincarnation. The film was adapted into a teleplay called The Yagyu Conspiracy (柳生一族の陰謀, Yagyū Ichizoku no Inbō) which was broadcast by Kansai Telecasting Corporation for 39 one-hour TV episodes from 1978 to 1979. A TV movie remake starring Takaya Kamikawa as Jūbei and Hiroki Matsukata as Tajima aired on TV Asahi on September 28, 2008.

Shogun's samurai
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Region 1 DVD cover
Directed byKinji Fukasaku
Written byKinji Fukasaku
Tatsuo Nogami
Hirō Matsuda
StarringKinnosuke Yorozuya
Shinichi Chiba
Hiroki Matsukata
Music byToshiaki Tsushima
CinematographyNorimichi Ikawa
Distributed byToei Company, Ltd.
Release date
1978
Running time
130 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

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The film received five Japan Academy Prize nominations, including best actor (Kinnosuke Yorozuya), best art direction (Norimichi Ikawa), best film, best screenplay (Kinji Fukasaku, Tatsuo Nogami, Hirō Matsuda), and best supporting actor (Shinichi Chiba).[1]

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