Kakushi Toride no San Akunin (The Last Princes)Release Date: May 10, 2008
Runtime: 118 min.
Makabe Rokurota (Hiroshi Abe), a loyal retainer of Princess Yuki-hime (Masami Nagasawa), has been commissioned to transport Yuki-hime and Akizuki's ample treasury of gold bars safely to the politically stable Hayakawa. They disguised themselves as humble firewood peddlers, hiding the gold bars inside the logs they carry so as to pass safely through roadblocks set up by Yamana, which is under the control of Takayama Gyobu (Kippei Shiina), whose attire bears a striking resemblance to that of Darth Vader.
Along the way, Rokurota comes across Takezo (MatsuJun) and Shimpachi (Daisuke Miyagawa), who have escaped from forced labor in a gold mine. Takezo and Shimpachi initially frowned on joining the journey, but eventually agreed to help out in the hope of escaping Yamana's oppression and cashing in on the gold reward Rokurota offers them.
The Last Princess is a remake of the Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 film "The Hidden Fortress" ("Kakushi Toride no San Akunin").
Jun Matsumoto - Takezo
Masami Nagasawa - Yukihime
Kippei Shiina - Gyobu
Daisuke Miyagawa - Shinpachi