The Bushido Blade 40 years old

It cuts to the heart of courage.

A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.

Credits

James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones

The Prisoner

Laura Gemser
Laura Gemser

Tomoe

Richard Boone
Richard Boone

Matthew Perry

Mako Iwamatsu
Mako Iwamatsu

Enjiro

Mike Starr
Mike Starr

Bos'n Cave Johnson

Sonny Chiba
Sonny Chiba

Prince Ido

The Bushido Blade Cast

Name Character
Sonny Chiba He was 42, now 82 years old as Prince Ido
Mike Starr He was 31, now 71 years old as Bos'n Cave Johnson
Toshiro Mifune He was 61, 77 years old when he died as Shogun's Commander
Tetsurō Tamba He was 59, 84 years old when he died as Lord Yamato
Mako Iwamatsu He was 47, 72 years old when he died as Enjiro
James Earl Jones He was 50, now 90 years old as The Prisoner
Richard Boone He was 64, 63 years old when he died as Matthew Perry
Laura Gemser She was 31, now 71 years old as Tomoe
Frank Converse He was 43, now 83 years old as Lawrence Hawk
Timothy Patrick Murphy He was 22, 29 years old when he died as Midshipman Robin Burr

The Bushido Blade Crew

Name Department
Tsugunobu Kotani as Director. He was 45 (now 85) years old Directing
William Overgard as Writer. He was 55 (63) years old when He died Writing
The Bushido Blade poster
The Bushido Blade (40 years)

It cuts to the heart of courage.

  • Release day: Friday, June 19, 1981
  • Runtime: 104 minutes