Where Forgotten Films Dwell

Welcome to this site! It exists for one reason: to preserve the memory of films that have been forgotten about or under-appreciated throughout the ages. Take a seat, read an entry, leave a comment. You might discover your new favorite movie!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Video: A Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji (1955)

Well, we've got a new video on my youtube channel, folks! It's A Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji.

Directed by Tomu Uchida, one of Japan's most overlooked directors, the film can be described as a samurai road movie. It follows a group of travelers as they travel towards Edo, including a drunkard samurai and his two retainers, a shamisen player and her daughter, and a young boy determined to become a samurai lancer. The film dissects late Edo era Japan, taking the time to explore its social conventions. But don't mistake this for a boring drama! It's brimming with lots of energy, humor, and, inevitably, tragedy. I won't give away the ending, but it involves one of the greatest samurai fight scenes that I have ever seen! Enjoy!

By the way...because I am such a genius with technology, I accidentally erased all of my other videos on youtube.........

I'll be reuploading them all today...hopefully...sometimes youtube can be REALLY finicky about uploading videos.......

Nathanael Hood


  1. You erased all your other videos! Oh man, I had only watched one...

    i'll watch this Samurai film tonight, or sometime tomorrow, it looks great!

  2. Hey man...deleting all of my videos was an accident!

    I'm desperately trying to reupload all of them...but it's taking FOREVER!!

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