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Sword of Doom by Kihachi Okamoto (Japan, 1966, 119 min.). Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman—plying his trade during the turbulent final days of Shogunate rule—Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness.