Roningai

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Roningai (Samurai Town: Story 1 and Story 2)
Directed by Masahiro Makino
Written by Itaro Yamagami
Starring Komei Minami
Toichiro Negishi
Seizaburo Kawazu
Tsuyako Okajima
Cinematography Minoru Miki
Production
company
Distributed by Digital Meme (DVD)
Release dates
  • 1928 (1928) (Story 1)
  • 1929 (1929) (Story 2)
Running time
Story 1: 15 reels (original); 8 minutes (DVD)
Story 2: 19 reels (original); 72 minutes (DVD)
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Roningai (浪人街 第一話、第二話 Roningai Daiichiwa Dainiwa?), also known as Samurai Town: Story 1 and Story 2, are respectively 1928 and 1929 black and white Japanese silent films directed by Masahiro Makino. Serving as parts of a 3-part series, the first and second installments are representative films of Masahiro Makino, the son of Shozo Makino (considered the 'father of Japanese film'). These films lent status to ensemble casts and did not rely on famous stars. The film was known for its depiction of the unique setting of the ronin town as well as for the exquisite camera work and fast-paced sword fighting scenes.

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