- Release Date
- September, 27th, 1968
- Running Time
- 90 min
- Screening Format
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[ Story ]
Based on the famous sixteenth-century Chinese classic, this film is about the debauched Hsi-Men Ching (Juzo Itami), and the brave Wu-Sung (Fumiaki Takashima). The former decides that he must have the lovely Chin-Lien (Tomoko Mayama), Wu-Sung's sister-in-law, and that nothing will stand in his way.
She is delighted to become Ching's fifth wife and poisons her own husband so that her aims can be realized. When Wu-Sung tries to take the law in his own hands and avenge the death of his brother, he is sentenced to hard labor and sent to a far away prison.
Ching soon tires of Chin-Lien, however, and tortures her, and eventually has a child by another woman. The forsaken woman, drawn between her former passion and a very real jealousy, asks for the head of Wu-Sung. Men are sent to murder him but he escapes and joins a gang of revolutionaries, vowing vengeance on Ching.
He, now afraid for his life, shuts himself up with his wives. But Wu-Sung appears and kills him and then murders his dead brother's faithless wife.
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1969 12.1】
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