Saturday, September 19, 2009
Kill (Kiru) is a 1968 black and white film from director Kihachi Okamoto.
This is an action comedy. A pair of down-on-their-luck swordsman arrive in dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, desires to become a samurai. The other, a former samurai haunted by his past, prefers living anonymously with yakuza. But when both men discover the wrongdoings of the nefarious clan leader, they side with a band of rebels who are under siege at a remote mountain hideout. This film mixes elements from chanbara classics and a dash of an old western movie.
This was a really good movie. A little hard to follow at first but later the story and characters became clear. There were some really good sword fighting scenes as well as some really funny scenes such as the flying women who smells like dirt and the sandal stuck under the post.