Kiganjô no bôken (1966)

Japan,
105m
35mm film, black and white, 2.35:1
mono, Japanese

A Japanese fantasy film directed by Senkichi Taniguchi.

Plot Summary

Former slave Osami joins priest Ensai on a quest to find relics of the Buddha.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Senkichi Taniguchi
Mifune Productions Co. Ltd., Toho Company
Executive Producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka
Associate Producer: Toshirô Mifune
Written by: Kaoru Mabuchi [real name: Takeshi Kimura.[/mfn]
Story Hashire Merosu by: Osamu Dazai
Director of Photography: Kazuo Yamada
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Sound: Yoshio Nishikawa
Production Designer: Hiroshi Ueda

Cast
Toshirô Mifune (Osami)
Tatsuya Mihashi (the king)
Makoto Satô (Gorjaka)
Tadao Nakamaru (Ensai)
Mie Hama (innkeeper's daughter)
Akiko Wakabayashi (Spuria, chamberlain's daughter)
Yumi Shirakawa (Queen Izato)
Akihiko Hirata (chamberlain)
Ichirô Arishima (hermit the old wizard)
Masashi Taiki (Sundara)
Jun Tazaki (innkeeper)
Susumu Kurobe (military leader)
Hiroshi Hasegawa (chief guard)
Shigeki Ishida (pastor chief)
Sachio Sakai (guide)
Hideyo Amamoto (Granny the old witch)
Minoru Takada (old king in Kotan)
Shante Zaberi, E.M. Aziz (priests)
Toshio Kurosawa (Yoshio)
Ren Yamamoto (guard)

Alternative Titles

Adventure in Kigan Castle
Adventure in the Strange Castle
The Adventure of Taklamakan
Adventure of the Strange Stone Castle
The Adventures of Takla Makan
– Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, Pakistani title
O Aventureiro de Takla Makan – Brazilian title
Les Aventures de Takla Makan – French title
Le avventure di Takla Makan – Italian title
Gigantes del desierto – Cuban title
O gigas tis Asias – Greek title
Kegon Castle Adventure
Samurai Pirata
– Brazilian title
Samuraj pirates – Norwegian title
Strange Stone Castle's Adventure Takla Makan – Mexican title

Extracts included in
Gojira Fantajî: SF Kôkyô Fantajî (1984)

References

Periodicals

  • Variety 25 May 1966 – credits, review

Books