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  Topic: 47 Ronin trailer
SicklyBug

Replies: 48
Views: 36458

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:36 pm   Subject: Re: 47 Ronin Trailer
And the irony of a review talking about Hollywood's ignorance of history that claims Asano's lands were given to Kira... At wits end

This may just be a case of the events in the film being confused w ...
  Topic: Late '60's samurai film
SicklyBug

Replies: 6
Views: 6141

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:28 pm   Subject: Late '60's samurai film
Do you recall any more of the details about this film? A ronin taking on multiple samurai/ronin in a village describes half of the chanbara ever made.
  Topic: The Challenge (1982) Samurai Film?
SicklyBug

Replies: 14
Views: 12397

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:50 pm   Subject: The Challenge (1982) Samurai Film?
What device are you using to watch it...I'm using the playstation 3 which limits it.

Limits it how exactly? I've been using my PS3 to watch Netflix ever since the day Netflix was able to be viewed ...
  Topic: Zipang (1990)
SicklyBug

Replies: 1
Views: 3021

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:30 pm   Subject: Zipang (1990)
Glad you liked it. It's been a rather long time since I watched. I need to revisit the film very soon. I do remember enjoying the first half a lot more than the second half.

Have you seen Paul or Y ...
  Topic: Taitei no Ken
SicklyBug

Replies: 4
Views: 4612

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:09 pm   Subject: Taitei no Ken
Have you seen Zipang (Jipangu)? It's a crazy little movie about an alternate version of Japan. The movie surrounds our main hero named Jigoku who wields 9 swords, all of varying oddity and strange qua ...
  Topic: Taitei no Ken
SicklyBug

Replies: 4
Views: 4612

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:07 pm   Subject: Taitei no Ken
It's been a long while since I watched this movie, but I recall enjoying it quite a bit. I need to dust off my copy sometime in the near future and watch it again.
  Topic: The Warrior's Way
SicklyBug

Replies: 2
Views: 3282

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:16 pm   Subject: The Warrior's Way
I actually saw this film in the theater. It's a very stylized movie and quite pretty to look at, but I felt it could have just a bit more to it. It just felt like the film makers were going through th ...
  Topic: A Sengoku (for the most part)Holy Grail with Eng Subs .
SicklyBug

Replies: 17
Views: 12226

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:32 pm   Subject: Re: A Sengoku (for the most part)Holy Grail with Eng Subs .

This has been rare as hell let alone with subs ,prior to this it could only be found as un subbed Compressed Chinese DVD or Un Subbed Jp version for an arm and a leg .

That's not entirely accurat ...
  Topic: The 8th Samurai
SicklyBug

Replies: 6
Views: 5373

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:54 am   Subject: The 8th Samurai
He's actually in Seven Samurai for about 5 seconds.

It wasn't until the first Criterion DVD release that I finally noticed him stroll by the camera when the peasants were looking for samurai. Could ...
  Topic: The 8th Samurai
SicklyBug

Replies: 6
Views: 5373

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:11 am   Subject: The 8th Samurai
Everybody knows the 8th samurai is Nakadai. Seriously though, this could be interesting if done right.
  Topic: NHK Taiga Drama
SicklyBug

Replies: 458
Views: 318896

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:48 pm   Subject: NHK Taiga Drama
I hope that it's just me and that you aren't as irritated with it as I was. I tend to be very harsh on releases. Having a region free dvd/blu-ray player makes me pay a lot of attention to picture and ...
  Topic: NHK Taiga Drama
SicklyBug

Replies: 458
Views: 318896

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:28 pm   Subject: NHK Taiga Drama
I think we need to be careful-- Amazon itself isn't selling it. Two pirate scabbers are selling it using Amazon as a market place for the transaction. Shocked Crying or Very sad I can't endorse buying it from th ...
  Topic: Death Trance
SicklyBug

Replies: 19
Views: 13284

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:13 am   Subject: Death Trance
How about Versus, another Tak Sakaguchi film? Have you seen that one?

Versus was an excuse to commit a ton of fight scenes onto film and it grasped for a plot to tie them together. It's just eye ca ...
  Topic: The New Kyoshiro Nemuri
SicklyBug

Replies: 39
Views: 26787

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:08 am   Subject: The New Kyoshiro Nemuri
Is it a guy or a girl? Or something else entirely? What exactly is a "Gackt" anyways?

Gackt is a guy. Every time I look at him all I can think of is the super androgynous spell that David ...
  Topic: Everyone here should see this film
SicklyBug

Replies: 33
Views: 19651

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:59 pm   Subject: Everyone here should see this film
Did you know that some genius decided that there needed to be a remake of Plan 9? Yup. It's in the works.

The Thing is Hollywood seems to be remaking a lot of movies these days. As far as Plan 9 g ...
  Topic: Which one?
SicklyBug

Replies: 83
Views: 41184

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:32 am   Subject: Which one?
I am curious how you relate the two stories. For me, they were two totally different stories. I agree that Hidden Blade was not as profound as Twilight Samurai, but I don't see anything in common bet ...
  Topic: Which one?
SicklyBug

Replies: 83
Views: 41184

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:46 am   Subject: Which one?
I have not watched Love and Honor yet. B ut between Hidden Blade and Twilight Samurai, I feel Twilight Samurai is superior by a small margin.

Maikeru

I know this puts me in a very small minority ...
  Topic: Goemon
SicklyBug

Replies: 4
Views: 4636

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:46 am   Subject: Goemon
From the previews that I have seen it looks like a fantasy take on Goemon. The visuals have a certain Casshern look to them, but that's because it has the same director as Casshern.

I personally c ...
  Topic: Nemuri legit rerelease
SicklyBug

Replies: 10
Views: 7779

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm   Subject: Nemuri legit rerelease
It looks like the first 4 Nemuri movies staring Raizo are getting a DVD release from Animeigo. There isn't a lot of details yet, but I would imagine that they will use the newly remastered prints that ...
  Topic: Kagemusha
SicklyBug

Replies: 39
Views: 27793

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:12 pm   Subject: Kagemusha
I think what sold Daisuke as Nobunaga for me was his presence. He may not have had many lines, but the way he carried himself did it for me. Daisuke exuded confidence and power the way I felt Nobunaga ...
  Topic: Rashomon remake
SicklyBug

Replies: 11
Views: 8883

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:35 am   Subject: Rashomon remake

I don't know that that's true. Contemporary audiences may have no awareness of or interest in the original, which might seem old-fashioned or unhip in comparison. How many people knew that the recen ...
  Topic: Death Trance
SicklyBug

Replies: 19
Views: 13284

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:19 am   Subject: Death Trance
I enjoyed this film for the pure popcorn action of it. As far as storyline goes, it was bland. This film is one of those guilty pleasures along with movies like Versus and just about anything that Tak ...
  Topic: Rashomon remake
SicklyBug

Replies: 11
Views: 8883

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:55 pm   Subject: Rashomon remake
I hope they remake all of our beloved films! No seriously, if that's what it takes to get a serious chanbara revival going then I am all for it. I don't mind the idea of remakes. If I have enjoyed the ...
  Topic: D'jango/Sukiyaki Western
SicklyBug

Replies: 22
Views: 18591

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:47 am   Subject: D'jango/Sukiyaki Western
I was reading a different forum and found some info on what has been cut from the US release of Sukiyaki.

*WARNING* Minor spoilers if you plan on watching the japanese release!

* Boss Kiyomori ...
  Topic: Jidaigeki and The Horror Film
SicklyBug

Replies: 20
Views: 14337

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:35 am   Subject: Jidaigeki and The Horror Film
I just saw it's 63 minutes-I thought it would be far shorter, part of an anthology film. For $4.50 on Amazon, I went ahead and ordered it.
If you've seen Audition there isn't a lot more here to shock ...
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