Red Lion

  |  Buy to Own: 01/01/1970
  |  116 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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After three centuries of corrupt and oppressive Shogun rule, Japan is ready to revolt. Peasant Gonzo (Toshiro Mifune) signs up with the Imperial Restoration Force, and persuades his new commander to lend him the red 'lion's mane' wig of authority. Gonzo then returns to his home town, where he is hailed as a hero after boasting of his exploits. However, the simple Gonzo soon finds himelf embroiled in local politics as he struggles to live up to his newly created reputation as a righter of wrongs.