A former Buddhist monk, Benkei (Daisuke Ryu Ran), convinced that hes spiritually appointed to fight the evil force portended in the skies, arrives at the bridge, accompanied by the swordmaker Tetsukichi. Soon Benkei discovers that the demon is a man Prince Shanao (Tadanobu Asano Ichi the Killer, Zatoichi), who is seeking revenge on the Heike clan for ordering the death of his family. Hiding underneath Gojoe Bridge, Shanao has perfected his fighting skills and is ready to wreak the ultimate revenge.
"Spectacular cinematography...bursting with ambitious and imaginatively staged combat sequences."
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