Tenchu (1970)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Samurai Film  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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This Japanese historical drama set during the mid-19th century chronicles the attempts of a brave group to restore their beloved emperor to his throne. Unfortunately, an evil villain wants the seat and so hires a warrior to kill the rightful emperor. It works. The wicked new emperor rewards his loyal warrior by placing him in prison. There the distraught and dishonored fighter kills himself.

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against-all-odds, bad-guy, emperor, good-guy, good-vs-evil, hara-kiri, revolution, war, warrior