Destiny’s Son (Kiru)
Dir. Kenji Misumi. 1962, 71 mins. 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles. With Raizo Ichikawa. After learning shocking truths about his origins from his dying father, Shingo (Ichikawa) seeks revenge and redemption. Based on the novel by Renzaburo Shibata, Destiny’s Son questions the warrior code and morality of the samurai lifestyle. Gorgeously shot in color, in the TohoScope widescreen process, this is one of Misumi’s most visually stunning and tightly paced films.
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