This highly acclaimed saga of feudal Japan fuses a meditative visual style to the intriguing story of a principled samurai (Etsushi Toyokawa) who commits a startling and bloody act in the aftermath of a performance of Noh. Dispatched into exile, the swordsman is allowed to return to the royal court as a bodyguard. With Chizuru Ikewaki, Kôji Kikkawa. 114 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Japanese Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English. In Japanese with English subtitles.