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Gonza the Spearman

1986

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  • Miyagawa and Takemitsu contribute once again, and although the first half of the film setting up the pair’s flight is a bit rote and conventional, the movie gets its blood boiling during the second half, which depicts the injustice of their plight and the rage of Iwashita’s family, who want to kill her for her shameful misdeed. It all culminates in one of the most shocking and well-staged swordplay sequences in any of Shinoda’s films.