Cast & Crew
In feudal Japan, a group of bandits led by Rokuro Kai take advantage of the chaotic conditions of civil war and oppressive taxation to overrun many provinces and steal from the wealthy lords. Taro Tarao is ordered by his father to deliver war funds to Lord Hojo, but he is attacked by the bandits and the money is stolen. His younger brother, Jiro, is persuaded by Hyoe Yamano, the treacherous family retainer, to spread a rumor that Taro actually absconded with the money himself. Unaware of the plot against him Taro searches for the thieves, until he is stopped by local officials. Rescued by Rokuro and his men, Taro joins the bandits and calls himself the Red Demon of Amagi. He learns that because of Hyoe and Jiro's actions, his father has been murdered and his fiancée, Princess Koyuki, has committed suicide. Taro gains entry to the family castle with his fellow bandits, kills Kyoe, and then watches as his demented brother jumps to his death from the castle wall.
Released in Japan in August 1959 as Sengoku gunto-den.