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  Topic: Why Sakamoto Ryoma Now? Symposium
cbubacz

Replies: 16
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PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:19 am   Subject: Why Sakamoto Ryoma Now? Symposium
Sounds like he loved him some American heads.
  Topic: What movie was that?
cbubacz

Replies: 5
Views: 5065

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:55 pm   Subject: What movie was that?
Yeah, Yoshio Harada kills a bunch of ninjer on a bullet train in that one. I can't think of another.
  Topic: Now Japan is remaking Hollywood ...and it could be good .
cbubacz

Replies: 15
Views: 10051

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:31 pm   Subject: Now Japan is remaking Hollywood ...and it could be good .
THis is something that really should work. With many American and Italian western films blatantly (and successfully) stealing material from jidai geki, it would seem there's a close connection in term ...
  Topic: Onna Nobunaga
cbubacz

Replies: 40
Views: 36346

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:26 pm   Subject: Onna Nobunaga
I'm waiting for "Shinsengumi schoolgirls"
  Topic: Shinsengumi Keppuroku 2011
cbubacz

Replies: 5
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PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:40 pm   Subject: Re: Shinsengumi Keppuroku
Bokuden has everything that is wrong with today's Jidaigeki .

What a shame. I would have jumped at this, but not if its so poor.
  Topic: In need of a list of chambara clichés
cbubacz

Replies: 16
Views: 11649

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:26 am   Subject: In need of a list of chambara clichés
*Murder in the bath house

*The staredown between swordsmen/martial artists that foreshadows an eventual duel/fight.

*Gambling den scene is essential

*Rival fencing schools

*The test of hon ...
  Topic: Ninja Assassin?
cbubacz

Replies: 20
Views: 14935

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:42 pm   Subject: Ninja Assassin?
The less said, the better I believe.
  Topic: Samurai Film QOW #3: Accurate or No Holds Barred?
cbubacz

Replies: 27
Views: 19846

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 5:22 am   Subject: Samurai Film QOW #3: Accurate or No Holds Barred?
Personally, I prefer entertainment in my films. If I want historical accuracy, I will try to get that from written works.

Of course, I am always somewhat offended when things are blown so far from ...
  Topic: Fujisawa Shuhei
cbubacz

Replies: 2
Views: 8311

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:29 am   Subject: Fujisawa Shuhei
I have also read THE BAMBO SWORD AND OTHER TALES and thought it was splendid. I'd live to getsome more of his works, but haven't been able to find them ( at a reasonable price, at any rate).
  Topic: Heaven & Earth 1991 English Subtitled???
cbubacz

Replies: 26
Views: 27499

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 2:32 pm   Subject: Heaven & Earth 1991 English Subtitled???
Its amazing how bad Bushido Blade managed to be with the cast they put together. I still have fond memories of laughing at it.
  Topic: Shinsengumi 1958 and Shinsengumi Chronicles 1963
cbubacz

Replies: 5
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PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:46 pm   Subject: Shinsengumi 1958 and Shinsengumi Chronicles 1963
Is that Red Peony Gambler in the lower left?
  Topic: Female Zatoichi
cbubacz

Replies: 21
Views: 14331

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:59 pm   Subject: Female Zatoichi
I don't mean to imply I have any problems with homosexuality. If that came across at all, please allow me a moment to clarify that point now.

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My point about the film is that in my vie ...
  Topic: Female Zatoichi
cbubacz

Replies: 21
Views: 14331

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:28 am   Subject: Female Zatoichi
I watched GOhatto long before I knew diddly aboutthe SHinsengumi (and now I know diddly...)

I liked it. I though Kitano was a bit too subdued (and certainly know now that he was, considering his ro ...
  Topic: Warriors of Old Japan - And other Stories
cbubacz

Replies: 7
Views: 12827

PostForum: Japanese Literature Forum   Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:56 pm   Subject: Warriors of Old Japan - And other Stories
WHoa! THanks very much! DLing this right now!
  Topic: Female Zatoichi
cbubacz

Replies: 21
Views: 14331

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:53 pm   Subject: Female Zatoichi
Me too.
  Topic: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
cbubacz

Replies: 73
Views: 47417

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:21 am   Subject: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees is on its way. Thanks, guys and gals.
  Topic: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
cbubacz

Replies: 73
Views: 47417

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:10 am   Subject: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
OK. I'm sold. TIme to tell my wife to give me back my wallet. That flick sounded pretty good, but if Obenjo is onboard, how can I say no.
  Topic: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
cbubacz

Replies: 73
Views: 47417

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:45 pm   Subject: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
Is Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees the ghost-story flick with Tomisaburo Wakayama? If so, is there any swordplay in it worth speaking of? I'm a sucker for good swordplay and action...not so much for ...
  Topic: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
cbubacz

Replies: 73
Views: 47417

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:49 pm   Subject: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
I finally saw The Betrayal this year. It was like fitting the final piece of a puzzle into place in my film collection. Csan't believe I hadn't seen it before.

Bushi no Ichibun was also great. I li ...
  Topic: Ronin Gai
cbubacz

Replies: 9
Views: 7602

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:49 pm   Subject: Re: Ronin Gai
Has anyone seen the 1990 version of Ronin Gai? I get Blockbuster online free for 2 weeks, and I ordered it. What do you think?

I also got Samurai Assasin.

isn't that Kihachi Okamoto? I havnt see ...
  Topic: Ronin Gai
cbubacz

Replies: 9
Views: 7602

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:46 am   Subject: Ronin Gai
Ronin Gai is most notable for its bevy of unsavory characters. Ita also SHintaro Katsu's last film, I believe.

IT wasn't bad and is probably a mst for the Katsu scenes. Yoshio Harada plays a pimp ...
  Topic: Recommended movies
cbubacz

Replies: 36
Views: 26607

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:40 am   Subject: Recommended movies
If you like a story that tries to depict some historical situations involving the samurai, you will probably be wise to pickup When the Last Sword is Drawn. If not wholly accurate, it does depict an ...
  Topic: Analysis #1: Biggest character change
cbubacz

Replies: 58
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PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:59 am   Subject: Analysis #1: Biggest character change
Its most likely that the peasants wetre hoarding weapons to sell. That was the case in the film Onibaba, where the mother/daughter tandem murdered samurai/ronin and stole their arms and armor to sell. ...
  Topic: Glaring Cultural Differences
cbubacz

Replies: 13
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PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:14 am   Subject: Glaring Cultural Differences
I only started watching the Making of the Magnificent Seven this morning before work and haven't yet finished. But they brougth up a very interesting point I hadn't thought too much about.

The vill ...
  Topic: June Discussion Group - Samurai Movies
cbubacz

Replies: 33
Views: 44360

PostForum: Oshirase   Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 10:49 am   Subject: June Discussion Group - Samurai Movies
I will be here as often as time permits.

It is worth noting that I was a huge fan of The Magnificent Seven well before I ever watched Seven Samurai, but I watched Yojimbo before [/i]A Fistfull of ...
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