Patrick Galloway's guide to samurai films

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An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from mjf314).

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This list combines 2 books by Patrick Galloway:
#1-51: Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves: The Samurai Film Handbook (2005)
#52-91: Warring Clans, Flashing Blades: A Samurai Film Companion (2009)

"Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves provides essential background on the samurai warrior in Japanese culture to help explain what makes these tales of loyalty, revenge and explosive swordsmanship so watchable. It covers top directors and stars and has over 50 original reviews of a wide variety of films, from classics like Samurai Trilogy and Yojimbo to influential films like Lady Snowblood, plus newly released hits like Takeshi Kitano’s Zatoichi."

"Warring Clans, Flashing Blades picks up where Galloway’s fan-favorite Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves left off, delving deeper into the samurai film and its spin-off genres—yakuza, ninja, and matatabi."

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    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
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    Jigokumon

    1953 — a.k.a. Gate of Hell, in 9 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 32 top lists Check
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    Miyamoto Musashi

    1954 — a.k.a. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto, in 5 top lists Check
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    Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô

    1955 — a.k.a. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple, in 3 top lists Check
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    Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima

    1956 — a.k.a. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island, in 3 top lists Check
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    Kumonosu-jô

    1957 — a.k.a. Throne of Blood, in 17 top lists Check
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    Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

    1958 — a.k.a. The Hidden Fortress, in 7 top lists Check
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    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 20 top lists Check
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    Tsubaki Sanjûrô

    1962 — a.k.a. Sanjuro, in 7 top lists Check
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    Seppuku

    1962 — a.k.a. Harakiri, in 13 top lists Check
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    Zatôichi monogatari

    1962 — a.k.a. The Tale of Zatoichi, in 2 top lists Check
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    Zoku Zatôichi monogatari

    1962 — a.k.a. The Return of Masseur Ichi, in 2 top lists Check
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    Kiru

    1962, in 2 top lists Check
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    Chûshingura

    1962 — a.k.a. Chushingura, in 1 top list Check
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    Shin Zatôichi monogatari

    1963 — a.k.a. New Tale of Zatoichi, in 2 top lists Check
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    Nemuri Kyôshirô: Sappôchô

    1963 — a.k.a. Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Chinese Jade, in 1 top list Check
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    Zatôichi sekisho yaburi

    1964 — a.k.a. Adventures of Zatoichi, in 2 top lists Check
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    Kaidan

    1964 — a.k.a. Kwaidan, in 12 top lists Check
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    Sanbiki no samurai

    1964 — a.k.a. Three Outlaw Samurai, in 2 top lists Check
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    Nemuri Kyôshirô: Joyôken

    1964, in 1 top list Check
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    Samurai

    1965, in 1 top list Check
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    Tange Sazen: Hien iaigiri

    1966 — a.k.a. The Secret of the Urn, in 1 top list Check
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    Daimajin

    1966 — a.k.a. Majin the Monster of Terror, in 3 top lists Check
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    Dai-bosatsu tôge

    1966 — a.k.a. The Sword of Doom, in 4 top lists Check
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    Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu

    1967 — a.k.a. Samurai Rebellion, in 5 top lists Check
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    Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô

    1967 — a.k.a. Zatoichi Challenged, in 2 top lists Check
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    Yôkai hyaku monogatari

    1968 — a.k.a. 100 Monsters, in 1 top list Check
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    Fûrin kazan

    1969 — a.k.a. Under the Banner of Samurai, in 1 top list Check
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    Akage

    1969 — a.k.a. Red Lion, in 2 top lists Check
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    Hitokiri

    1969 — a.k.a. Tenchu!, in 2 top lists Check
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    Zatôichi abare-himatsuri

    1970 — a.k.a. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival, in 2 top lists Check
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    Gokuaku bozu - Nomu utsu kau

    1971 — a.k.a. The Bloody Priest, in 1 top list Check
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    Shinsengumi

    1969 — a.k.a. Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor, in 1 top list Check
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    Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru

    1972 — a.k.a. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance, in 2 top lists Check
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    Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma

    1972 — a.k.a. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx, in 2 top lists Check
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    Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma

    1972 — a.k.a. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades, in 3 top lists Check
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    Goyôkiba

    1972 — a.k.a. Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice, in 1 top list Check
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    Goyôkiba: Kamisori Hanzô jigoku zeme

    1973 — a.k.a. Razor 2: The Snare, in 1 top list Check
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    Shurayukihime

    1973 — a.k.a. Lady Snowblood, in 3 top lists Check
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    Shurayukihime: Urami koiuta

    1974 — a.k.a. Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance, in 2 top lists Check
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    Goyôkiba: Oni no Hanzô yawahada koban

    1974 — a.k.a. Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold?, in 1 top list Check
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    Yagyû ichizoku no inbô

    1978 — a.k.a. The Shogun's Samurai, in 1 top list Check
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    Yami no karyudo

    1979 — a.k.a. Hunter in the Dark, in 1 top list Check
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    Kagemusha

    1980, in 13 top lists Check
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    Makai tenshô

    1981 — a.k.a. Samurai Reincarnation, in 1 top list Check
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    Ten to Chi to

    1990 — a.k.a. Heaven and Earth, in 1 top list Check
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    Rônin-gai

    1990, in 1 top list Check
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    Gohatto

    1999 — a.k.a. Taboo, in 2 top lists Check
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    Zatôichi

    2003 — a.k.a. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, in 4 top lists Check
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