Goofy Gorilla I really prefer the Toho samurai films of the sixties, as they were without exception strange and amazing. This was more melodrama. Later films would have ended this fight in half the time, and with more gruesomeness. Still, I can't less than five-star Mifune.
j lzrd / swift idiot Much like reeling in a large fish, the key to defeating a sickle and chain guy is to play the line out, let him get tired, and wait for him to collapse apparently.
But, it's Mifune, so...
Aoi He threw the trapped sword to throw the S&CG off balance, then charged in and stabbed him with the remaining sword while he was off camera.
A perfectly cromulent scene (meaning Conan would approve).