Daisan no kagemusha (The Third Shadow Warrior)
Directed by Umetsugo Inoue
Written by Seiji Hoshikawa and Norio Nanjo
A bloodier take on the Kagemusha source story also made by Akira Kurosawa in 1980.
A humble farmer longs to be a samurai. A warlord’s retainers promise him a job but it turns out to be to serve as a double and decoy for the warlord. Much bloody fighting and maiming ensues.
This was well-made but too gruesome for my taste.