First he mastered the blade -- then he mastered his own soul!
An epic 5-film series that chronicles the life of Japan's most famous swordsman, Miyamoto Mushashi, founder of the Niten-ryu school of swordsmanship, and author of The Book of Five Rings, the world-famous book on strategy, tactics and philosophy. Set against the backdrop of Japan’s tumultuous warring-states period, this five-film saga chronicles the rise of Miyamoto Musashi as he evolves from untamed warrior to become Japan’s most famous swordsman.
Regarded in Japan as the best and most in-depth film adaptation of Musashi’s story ever made.
Based on the best-selling book series (120+ mil. copies sold worldwide) by Yoshikawa Eiji.
Starring the incomparable Nakamura Kinnosuke.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Uchida Tomu.
Features a new audio commentary by film historian Stuart Galbraith IV
“Uchida Tomu is an unheralded master of Japanese film” -- Bruce Bennett, NY film critic