Credits fade in and out, white on black, with music associated with the bandits over: drums, gongs, and bassoons. After the credits, a title.Title: The Sengoku Period was a time of civil wars; it was a lawless era and in the country, the farmers were at the mercy of bands of brigands.Title: Around the time of the St. Bartholomew Day Massacre in France, Japan was in the throes of Civil War.Title: And the farmers everywhere were being crushed under the iron heels of cruel brigands.Dissolve into long shot, looking across a grassy, rolling plain to the horizon with the dawn sky above. Bandits appear on horseback on the horizon, and ride across towards camera, which pans as they passMedium shot of one of the bandits galloping past, camera panning left with him; hold as the others gallop past after him.Long shot of the bandits galloping across frame, silhouetted against the sky. Pan left, then hold as they pass.Very long shot of the bandits galloping up a slope against the sky.Quick dissolve to a medium shot looking along a path; the bandits ride up in the foreground, and turn, going away up the path. Medium shot of another part of the countryside with grass and trees in the foreground. The bandits gallop past in the background. Pan left with them as they gallop up an incline. Dissolve to a high-angle medium shot of the bandits, seen from behind, where the roofs of houses can be seen. They move forward slightly, to get a better look. Medium close-up of the BANDIT CHIEF and his CAPTAINCAPTAINWe’ll take this place next.High-angle long shot looking down on to the village. It is peaceful and quiet. Smoke drifts up from one or two chimneys. The bandits agree noisily, off.Low-angle medium close-up of the CHIEF on his horse, with the horse’s head nearest camera.