Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior
Original Title: Kagemusha
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1980
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-039036-009164
Running time: 2:33 (153 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 03, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#937)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 26, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Shingen, a powerful warlord, has become as legendary as the motto emblazoned on his war banners: "Swift as the wind, silent as the forest, fierce as the fire, immovable as the mountain." As he lies dying from his battle wounds, Shingen orders his clan to find a double to replace him - to keep his death secret so that his enemies will not attack. The man chosen for this role is called Kagemusha (the shadow warrior). However this Kagemusha turns out to be a petty criminal who must somehow transform himself into a great leader and command the allegiance of 25.000 samurai warriors. An epic drama of feudal conflict in 16th century Japan, "Kagemusha" was nominated for two 1980 Academy Awards® (Art Direction - Set Decoration, Foreign Language Film) and was co-winner of the grand prize at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. It is a milestone in the career of Akira Kurosawa.
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Genres
Action
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • 20th Century Fox
 • Toho
 • Kurosawa Production
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
Danish
English
Finnish
Norwegian
Swedish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
Crew
Direction
Akira Kurosawa....Director
Writing
Masato Ide....Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa....Screenwriter
Production
Francis Ford Coppola....Executive Producer
George Lucas....Executive Producer
Akira Kurosawa....Executive Producer
Akira Kurosawa....Producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Takao Saitô....Director of Photography
Masaharu Ueda....Director of Photography
Music
Shinichirô Ikebe....Composer
Art
Yoshirô Muraki....Production Designer
Cast
Tatsuya Nakadai....Shingen Takeda/Kagemusha
Tsutomu Yamazaki....Nobukado Takeda
Kenichi Hagiwara....Katsuyori Takeda
Jinpachi Nezu....Sohachiro Tsuchiya
Hideji Otaki....Masakage Yamagata
Daisuke Ryu....Nobunaga Oda
Masayuki Yui....Ieyasu Tokugawa
Kaori Momoi....Otsuyanokata
Mitsuko Baisho....Oyunokata
Hideo Murota....Nobufusa Baba
Takayuki Shiho....Masatoyo Naito
Koji Shimizu....Katsusuke Atobe
Noburo Shimizu....Masatane Hara
Sen Yamamoto....Nobushige Oyamada
Shuhei Sugimori....Masanobu Kosaka
Kota Yui....Takemaru
Yasuhito Yamanaka....Ranmaru Mori
Kumeko Otowa....Takemaru's Nurse
Tetsuo Yamashita
Kai Ato
Takashi Ebata....Monk
Hiroshi Shimada....Jingoro Hara
Yutaka Shimaka
Toshiaki Tanabe....Kugutsushi
Yoshimitsu Yamaguchi....Salt Vendor
Eiichi Kanakubo....Kenshin Uesugi
Akihiko Sugizaki....Noda Castle Soldier
Yugo Miyazaki
Masatsuga Kuriyama
Norio Matsui
Jiro Yabuki
Yasushi Doshida
Takashi Watanabe
Nobaru Sone
Eihachi Ito
Senkichi Omura
Takashi Shimura....Gyobu Taguchi
Kamatari Fujiwara....Doctor