A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
- Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
- Studio: Toho, Sedic International
- Keyword: japan, suicide, assassin, samurai, immortality, mission, swordsman, massacre, battle, samurai sword, seppuku, code of honor, ronin, kimono, warrior, 19th century, harakiri, japanese film
- Cast: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Goro Inagaki, Kazue Fukiishi, Hiroki Matsukata