Shin Heike Monogatari

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Shin Heike Monogatari ★★★★ New Tales of the Taira Clan 1955

Mizoguchi's second to last film, in which a deposed Japanese emperor in 1137 endeavors to win back the throne from the current despot, who cannot handle the feudal lawlessness. Acclaimed; his second film in color. In Japanese with English subtitles. 106m/C VHS . JP Raizo Ichikawa, Ichijiro Oya, Michiyo Kogure, Eijiro Yanagi, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Yoshiko Kuga; D: Kenji Mizoguchi.