Samurai 2: Duel at Ichijoji Temple follows the adventures of the 17th-century samurai Musashi Miyamoto (Toshiro Mifune), as he wanders through feudal Japan learning the ways of a samurai warrior. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
This has more action in it than Samurai 1, but the condition of the film print is often much worse. It is like watching 2 black cats fight on a moonless night. Fencing technique is much more advanced as Mifune searches for knowledge to educate himself to become a true Samurai. Excellent first duel pits him against a chain and sickle, which we saw in Kill Bill part 1. The film ends with him fighting off 80 members of a fencing school, just like Uma fighting the Crazy 88s. And Mifune is a huge babe magnet for a G rated film. The costumes are simply beautiful.
This movie shows human beings making efforts to develop their character and to evolve. I like movies that show a deeper side of human character such as loyalty and spiritual development. (I don't like movies that depend too much upon special effects.)