The Blood of Rebirth (2009)

The Blood of Rebirth is a Japanese movie directed by Toshiaki Toyoda and based on the famous kabuki legend of Oguri Hangan. It premiered at Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma on October 13, 2009 and was released in Japan by Phantom Film on December 19, 2009.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Yomigaeri no Chi
Release date
October 13, 2009
Distributed by
Phantom Film


The film is based on the famous kabuki legend of Oguri Hangan, who was said to have traveled to the holy land of Kumano to be resurrected after nearly dying from poison. 44-year-old musician Tatsuya Nakamura plays Oguri.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
tatsuya-nakamura Tatsuya Nakamura Oguri
mayuu-kusakari Mayuu Kusakari Princess Terute
Kiyohiko Shibukawa Kiyohiko Shibukawa Lord Daizen
Hirofumi Arai Hirofumi Arai Shuma
Itsuji Itao Itsuji Itao Monban
Mame Yamada Mame Yamada Buddhist priest
Masao Kusakari Masao Kusakari
No photo available Goichi Kushino
Emiko Matsuoka Emiko Matsuoka
rinako-matsuoka Rinako Matsuoka
No photo available Masato Murakami
Hironari Ohshima Hironari Ohshima
Takuji Suzuki Takuji Suzuki


  • The film marked Toyoda's return to feature film directing after being convicted for possession of banned stimulants in 2005.

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Last Updated 02 Sep 2014 at 13:52