Movies

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

The Hidden Blade (Kakushi-ken: oni no tsume)

Rating:R (for some violent material)
Genre:Action/Adventure, Drama
Release Date:June 23, 2006
Running time:132 minutes
Cast:Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Min Tanaka, Tomoko Tabata
Director:Yoji Yamada
Producer:Hiroshi Fukazawa, Ichiro Yamamoto
Writer:Yoji Yamada
Distributor:Tartan Films

Web Site: http://www.kakushiken.jp/

Description: An honest, low-ranking samurai, Munezo Katagiri finds himself buffeted by the confusion of old and new in mid-19thcentury Japan. Facing outside pressure, the Shogunate is trying to open Japan to the West and some carefully selected Western ways, while maintaining its fragile political base. Munezo, and his colleague Samon Shimada try to maintain their footing, paying heed to the demanding moral code of the samurai while also learning new military strategies, particularly the mastery of Western artillery. But Munezo also has a personal complication. He is secretly in love - so secretly, he may not even admit it to himself - with his family's maid, the sweet and beautiful country girl, Kie. Tension finally leads Munezo to confess his growing affection to Kie, while he is ordered to face one final challenge to his principles.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

highlights

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these childproofing tips to help keep both your child and your device safe.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters for children of all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks