Legend of Eight Samurai
- Original title
Satomi hakken-den (Legend of Eight Samurai)
- Running time
- 133 min.
Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Kamata
Joey Carbone, Richie Zito
Kadokawa Haruki Jimusho / Toei Company
Adventure. Fantasy. Action | Samurai
- Synopsis / Plot
- The story follows Shizu-hime (Hiroko Yakushimaru), her family slain and on the run from her enemies. As she escapes she is found by the vagabond Shinbei (Hiroyuki Sanada), before being rescued from her pursuers by Dōsetsu (Sonny Chiba). He tells her the legend of a curse on her family, and of eight beads that identify eight dog-warriors who can lift it, of which he and his companion are two. To defeat the evil queen Tamazusa (Mari Natsuki) who killed her family, they must find all eight. But Shinbei hears of Shizu-hime's identity, and vows to collect the reward for capturing her.
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