Band of Assassins


2h 2m 1970

Film Details

Also Known As
Shinsengumi
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: 15 Apr 1970
Production Company
Mifune Productions
Distribution Company
Toho International, Inc.
Country
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

In 1863, Isami Kondo and eight of his fencing students travel to Kyoto to defend the Tokugawa Shogunate, which is under heavy attack from radicals who wish to restore the emperor to power. In Kyoto, Kondo obtains permission to set up the Shinsen Group, a paramilitary organization of assassins with severe rules for its members. Kamo Serizawa, co-leader of the group with Kondo, cracks under the pressure, and when he turns to drinking and oversteps the group's restrictions on the use of violence, Kondo is forced to purge him from the group. The Shinsen's prestige is restored when it breaks up a plot to burn the city and abduct the emperor. Public opinion continues to turn against the Shogunate, however; Kondo is finally branded a traitor and executed in 1868.

Film Details

Also Known As
Shinsengumi
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: 15 Apr 1970
Production Company
Mifune Productions
Distribution Company
Toho International, Inc.
Country
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

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Notes

Released in Japan in January 1970 as Shinsengumi.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 15, 1970

Released in United States Spring April 15, 1970