Legend of Eight Samurai 1983 4K Bluray 2160P UHD
Genre: Adventure , Drama , Fantasy , Romance
Release Date: 20 December 1984 (Hong Kong)
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Cast: Hiroko Yakushimaru , Hiroyuki Sanada , Shin’ichi Chiba , Etsuko Shiomi , Yûki Meguro , Mari Natsuki , Nana Okada , Masaki Kyômoto , Kenji Ohba , Nagare Hagiwara , Tatsuo Endô , Takuya Fukuhara , Seizô Fukumoto , Akira Hamada , Shunsuke Kariya
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Max File Size:58.88 GB
Princess Shizu’s family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her| but who and where are they?
Some wonderful pagentry and costumes, but limited actions. This movie has a lot of really great possibilities for some intense character development, but the majority of these threads are cut before the actors have the opportunity to bring out the full potential. The Eight Samurai are closer to being ninja than warriors, some of them not using typical weapons, the young hero fighting with a pair of kama.
Some intense magic being used. Instead of using the two hours plus to develop characters and help explain some of the magic happenings, things are really dragged out. The last half hour of the film is by far the best, with some good action scenes and a relatively happy ending. Typical of most Japanese films, the majority of the good guys sacrifice themselves for the good of the whole, with some rather surprising aspects.
The sound dubbing is below average on this one, with some drawn out, semi-romantic scenes with 80’s pop music thrown in behind them. Most of the special effects, with the exception of the giant ‘millipede’ are surprisingly good for the era.
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