A fine craft of samurai drama flick. Brilliant direction and adorable cinematography. The film unfolds the story of a immoral samurai with a corrupt soul as his actions push him to loss and madness. This anti hero character is played superbly by Tatsuya Nakadai. As usual Mifune was super badass though he didn't get much of a screentime.
Different cinematography and marvelous use of color really. Brilliantly tense background score and the close up shots with trippy cameraworks aids this journey of brawling shit up into the oblivion to be a dense, tense and anxiety triggering experience that you can't put down. Good stuff.