What it was like making one of cinema’s bloodiest samurai flicks…



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Tatsuya Nakadai Q&A at Museum of the Moving Image: https://bit.ly/2txyKOa

Join me as we take a look at what the legendary Tatsuya Nakadai has to say about his experiences during the making of the samurai bloodbath The Sword of Doom. He talks about acting with his eyes, his mentor and friend Toshiro Mifune, Ryunosuke’s swordplay style, cutting down a hundred people during the final sword fight, and more! Support this channel on

This video essay was written, edited, and narrated by Tyler Knudsen.


Tatsuya Nakadai’s Q&A at Museum of the Moving Image

Sword of Doom Commentary – by Steven Prince The Sword of Doom

Calligraphy in Blood By Geoffrey O’Brien: https://www.criterion.com/current/pos…

The Sword of Doom By Bruce Eder: https://www.criterion.com/current/pos…


Epidemic Sound “Find A Way” by Lakey Inspired