Samurai Vendetta (1959)

Rushing to the duel that will make him nationally famous, Nakayama Yasubei (Shintaro Katsu) encounters Tange Tenzen (Raizo Ichikawa), a young Shogunate official. The two men develop a deep friendship, one that endures even after Tenzen marries the woman that Yasubei secretly loves. But fate cuts deeper than any sword, and the two men find themselves supportng opposing clans. Yasubei will soon become immortal as one of the legendary 47 Ronin, and Tenzen is honor-bound to protect their intended target, the infamous Lord Kira. The swords of two friends will soon be drawn – and once a samurai draws his sword, it must be stained with blood before it can be resheathed!

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