Joined: 24 Jan 2007 Posts: 1091 Location: San Francisco
Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:45 pm Post subject: Okamoto's Tokken/Battle Cry finally availible .
Samurai DVD has uncovered a print at last of Kihachi Okamoto's ultra rare Battle cry .
This was the third and best of Okamoto's Bakumatsu Trilogy (Kill And Red Lion being 1 and 2 ).
Set during the Boshin War it covers the story of two scumbag's who infiltrate the ranks of Sendai's notorious Kurasagumi (Crow Brigade ).
Okamoto was forced to finance the film himself after Toho lost interest in Jidai Geki ,despite being a comedy of sorts the film is very grim and dark as such Toho who were reluctant distributors never promoted it .
For decades the film has been listed amongst the ultra rare /Holy Grail's ,it was so hard to find even the late Kihachi never owned a copy .
Joined: 31 Dec 2008 Posts: 1420 Location: Los Angeles
Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:40 am Post subject:
Thanks for this info. I enjoyed Red Lion which was also very humorous. Kill was also excellent. I haven't seen it for a while. Definitely worth watching again. _________________ http://twitter.com/28loki
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