The Complete Existing Films of Sadao Yamanaka - The Masters Of... DVD
Starring Denjirô Ôkôchi, Kiyozo, Kunitaro Sawamura, Reisaburô Yamamoto, Minoru Takase, Sôji Kiyokawa, Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Shizue Yamagishi, Setsuko Hara, Daisuke Katô, Akira Mimura, Tsuruzo Nakamura, Choemon Bando, Sukezo Sukedakaya, Emitaro Ichikawa, Nuboru Kiritachi
Directed by Sadao Yamanaka
Collection of three films directed by Sadao Yamanaka.
In 'Tange Sazen: The Million Ryô Pot' (1935), oblivious to the true value of the family heirloom he has inherited, the leader of the Yagyu clan gives an old pot to his younger brother Genzaburo (Kunitaro Sawamura).
Also ignorant of its worth, Genzaburo orders his wife sell it to a local junk dealer and the pot ends up in the hands of a young boy who is being cared for by the one-eyed and one-armed samurai Tange Sazen (Denjirô Ôkôchi).
When Genzaburo finds out that the pot holds a map to a huge fortune, he sets off on a mission to reclaim it, but his laziness and gambling proves too powerful a distraction.
In 'Kôchiyama Sôshun' (1936), when a priceless knife is stolen from a samurai, it sparks a chain of events leading to a lot of bloodshed and misunderstanding as the knife is tracked down by its rightful owner.
In 'Humanity and Paper Balloons' (1937), local samurai Matajuro (Chôjûrô Kawarasaki) seeks the help of Mori, a leading political figure in the community to help him secure work but thanks to the difficult relationship Mori had with Matajuro's father it proves more problematic than initially expected.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (PG)
- EAN: 5060000403671
- Catalogue number: EKA40367
- Studio: Eureka
- Release date: 20/05/2013
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: B/W