SAMURAI ASSASSIN - B&W - 122 minutes - Based on a true historical event and starring Mifune Toshiro in one of his greatest roles. This is not the poor quality USA release. Niiro Tsuruchiyo is a Masterless Samurai - a Ronin - desperate for a last chance to gain a position with one of the great houses. To gain favor he joins an assassination plot against a Shogunate Elder. Fate, which has dealt him many cruel blows throughout his life, has one more surprise for him as he waits sword in hand outside the Sakuradamon gate of Edo Castle. Considered to be one of the finest Japanese films of the era, SAMURAI ASSASSIN delivers enough swordplay, conspiracy and intrigue to satisfy every Samurai fan!