(1960) Ichikawa Raizo, Katsu Shintaro, Hasegawa Kazuo, Hongo Kojiro. What a remarkable fantasy-horror-adventure film! A beautiful female demon comes to control the soul of a mighty samurai warrior who has abandoned his wife because she was taken by another warrior. Together—along with a small army of cutthroats—they plan the takeover a regional capital city. They battle against another mighty warrior (whose wife they have captured) and his band of fierce fighters. This film is filled with many chilling scenes featuring all kinds of horrible monsters—including a giant spider! There are also wonderful action scenes filled with dueling samurai warriors. Great music, wonderful acting, stunning cinematography—the breadth and spectacle of this film is something to behold. Wow. Beautiful color, widescreen, 35mm.