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Sanshiro Sugata part two PG rating

This sequel reunites most of the principal cast from the original and follows Sanshiro face a new set of enemies whilst continuing his quest to become a judo master.

Crime 1945 79 mins

Director: Akira Kurosawa


After the success of the first Sanshiro Sugata, the government recognised its stirring potential for propaganda and ordered the production of a second. This time our wirey, wily judo champ Sanshiro takes on a massive, mindless American boxer. Again there is a furious final fight, in the snow this time, but the interest is now not so much in our hero and his emerging conscience but in the masterful way Kurosawa deploys his pictorials.