Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

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.


  1. I absolutely loved Tetsuya Nakadai in this "Spaghetti-Samurai" film! I had the chance to see it on the big screen during a film festival at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood and now own a copy.


  2. That must have been a good show to see it on the big screen. You are lucky.