Directed by Takashi Miike
Cult director Takashi Miike (ICHI THE KILLER, AUDITION) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.
A group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.
Cast: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya
Quite interesting. I mean the ideologies, the loyalties, the pathologies and most telling, how under developed minds that come into power only see the world as something to exploit and serve their own childish interests and entertainment. We have these individuals today.
Must watch. This might be Takashi Miike's best film. Great acting out of a huge cast. The third act is an unbelievably epic battle.
I didn't think it was that good. The action was hardly bloody at all, contrary to everything I'd read about it, and got kind of boring imo. Lacked any distinguishable characters and the overall aesthetic style was bland. There are much better Takashi Miike films available on shudder and much better samurai films. That said, I love that shudder has these types of movies and hope they continue
One of my all-time favorite films in any genre. A must see.