Gennosuke (Mikijiro Hira) turns against his own clan by assassinating one of the clan's ministers in a conspiracy to bring about reform. Pursued by comrades still loyal to the shogun, the fugitive samurai disappears into the countryside, banding together with a group of outlaws and master swordsman Yamane (Go Kato), in order to survive and regain his honor. Also stars Shima Iwashita, Toshie Kimura and Kantaro Suga. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Japanese Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; interview. In Japanese with English subtitles.