- Release Date
- April, 27th, 1960
- Running Time
- 114 min
- Screening Format
- -,HDCAM SR
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
At the beginning of the eleventh century when the Fujiwaras held the reigns of power, Kyoto, then capital of Japan was infested with bandits and mysterious apparitions.
Michinaga Fujiwara, the prime minister, is haunted by monsters in the form of a huge ox and a flying goblin which seem intent on doing harm to the Lady Nagisa, his favourite mistress. And so he gives Lady Nagisa to General Raiko, hoping that by this action he'll be rid of the goblins and that the General may kill them if they should bother Lady Nagisa. On the night Lady Nagisa arrives at Raiko's house he saves her from a monster, a band of brigands attack the city and he is ordered to destroy them. Intending to attack the brigands at their stronghold on Mount Oe, where lives their chieftain, an ogre named Shuten Doji, Raiko first sends his retainer Kintoki, and Katsuma who is in love with him, to reconnoitre. Both are taken prisoner but, after Kintoki escapes, Katsuma is taken before the ogre who, to her surprise, turns out to be a handsome young samurai.
Lady Nagisa now tells Raiko that she had been happily married to an official named Tomotada when she was kidnapped by Fujiwara, and Tomotada, determined to get her back had made himself chief of a group of outlaws, witches and wizards and set up his headquarters on Mount Oe.
When the Imperial Order for the attack on Mt. Oe is received, the Lady Nagisa commits suicide. Raiko and Shuten Doii are about to engage in mortal combat when Katsuma tells the General about the true character of the so-called ogre, Shuten Doii commands his men to surrender, leaves Raiko to end the tyranny of the Fujiwaras, and rides away into the sunset.
【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960 3.3】
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