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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:45 pm    Post subject: Okamoto's Tokken/Battle Cry finally availible . Reply with quote
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 .

Nakadai play's former Shinsengumi vice commander Hijikata Toshizo in this .
here is the web page
http://www.samuraidvd.com/servlet/the-24/BATTLE-CRY/Detail
on sale until 12/31
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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.
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