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The Twilight Samurai

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by sarcasm, May 29, 2005.

  1. sarcasm

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    The Twilight Samurai

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    THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI
    Directed by Yoji Yamada

    Set in the late nineteen century as the feudal Shogun period was giving way to the Meiji Restoration, Seibei Iguchi (Hiroyuki Sanada) is a low-ranking samurai of the Unasaka clan in Shonai Province of northeast Japan. His wife has died of tuberculosis, and with two daughters, Kayano and Ito, and an elderly mother to support, he and his family must survive in austerity. The moment his daily work as a clerk in one of the clans warehouses is over, he hurries home, refusing to drink or eat with fellow samurai. Behind his back, his fellow samurai teasingly call him "Tasogare Seibei (Twilight Seibei)." The divorce of his childhood friend Tomoe (Rie Miyazawa) leads him into a confrontation with her violent ex-husband, a high-ranking samurai. When word of Seibei's easy victory using only a wooden sword begins to circulate, his reputation for swordfighting prowess begins to change his colleagues assessment of him. Just as Seibei begins to dream that despite his impoverishment he might win the hand of the long loved Tomoe, he is caught in the shifting turmoil of the times and is assigned, against his wishes, by his superiors to confront and kill a renowned warrior on the wrong side of a clan power struggle. (Japanese, 129 minutes)




    I don't know if i'm the only one who's been sleeping on this movie, but
    if you haven't seen it, i highly recommend it. it's not an action movie,
    but great nontheless.
     
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    THIS IS A JAPANESE MOVIE. IT'S FROM JAPAN. IT TAKES PLACE DURING FEUDAL JAPAN WHEN THERE WERE SAMURAI.
     
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    Sounds Good.
     
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    are you japanese, sarcasm?
     
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    sarcasm - Replied May 30, 2005

    nope
     
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    did u see this movie?
     
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    ahaha captain obvious for president, reminds me of that dude from dilbert that would talk hella loud
     
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    i haven't seen it
     
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    if you like this film also check devil's claw. i don`t if they are bringing it to the US or not but it was pretty cool as well.
     
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    I'll definitely check these out.
     
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    If you liked twighlight samurai check out Zatoichi, Yojimbo, and Shogun Assasin if you havnt seen it. I highly reccomend that everyone watches the Yakuza papers.
     
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    hmmm sounds very interesting. i will most definately go out and search for the movies you guys listed.
     
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    serum - Replied May 31, 2005

    it looks like the english title will be hidden blade not devils claw. oni no tsume kakushi ken translates to devils claw hidden blade which sounds cooler than hidden blade but whatever. same director as twilight samurai heres a write up on it

    hidden blade
     
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