This is a static archive of the AnimEigo site as of 2015-03-21. Important links: Current Main WebsiteSpecial Projects Wiki.
Sword of Desperation DVD
Japanese
English
DVD-9
1 - North America
18+
114 min.
2010
1.85:1
COLOR
Program Notes, Image Gallery, Theatrical Trailers
Hideyuki Hirayama
Contains violence.

He was sentenced not to death, but to life

Expert swordsman KANEMI Sanzaemon is, first and foremost, a man of principle. In order to save his clan from the corrupting influence of his lord's favorite concubine, he publicly assassinates her, fully expecting it will result in his own death by seppuku.

Instead, he is sentenced to solitary confinement for an entire year, then released under one inexplicable condition: he must now serve as the lord's bodyguard.

This thrilling, masterfully stylized tale of honor, intrigue and betrayal culminates in an explosive battle in which nothing is as it appears to be.

  • Directed by Hideyuki Hirayama
  • 6 nominations for 2011 Japanese Academy Awards
  • Based on the novel by Shohei FUJISAWA, author of the Oscar-nominated "The Twilight Samurai"
Customers who bought this product also bought these products (click on image to visit product page)
The Great Killing DVD
13 Assassins DVD
Eleven Samurai DVD
Sleepy Eyes of Death DVD Box Set 1