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  • #16
    Nakadai For Life!

    Originally posted by Severn

    Seriously go do yourself a favor and see Sleepy Eyes of Death immediately.
    Believe me, I fully intend to.. There are some japanese imports listed on http://us.yesasia.com/, but of course they run over 40$ a pop and I have no idea if they even have english subs. (EDIT - Sadly they don't) Oh well, the first 8 are seemingly easy to get boots of.. It's the remaining 4 that apparently are going to be a bitch to track down..


    Originally posted by MR SINISTER
    Nos' lazy ass has been planning to make this thread forever. I'm, glad someone else eventually did so.
    Yeah, Nos purposed this thread topic well over 6 months ago.. for one reason or another it just never seemed come into fruition. He's been busy as of late, but i'm eagerly awaiting his imput..

    Originally posted by MR SINISTER

    Here's a cool article I got off of the Criterion website: The Eighth Samurai: Tatsuya Nakadai


    Nakadai is the fucking shit... I love this guy. In my mind, he's the only true rival to Mifune. His work in the genre speaks for itself..
    • Tenchu
    • Tengu-tu
    • Bandits Vs. Samurai Squadron
    • Yojimbo
    • Sanjuro
    • Ran
    • Kagemusha
    • Goyokin
    • Harakiri
    • Zatoichi 21-The Festival of fire
    • Sword of Doom
    • Kill!
    • Samurai Rebellion
    • Portrait of Hell
    • Illusion of Blood
    • Hunter in the Dark

    All amazing , and all just off the top of my head..

    Shiiit, he even had the walk on shot in Seven Samurai as was forementioned in the article linked to above..

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Count Dragula
      Believe me, I fully intend to.. There are some japanese imports listed on http://us.yesasia.com/, but of course they run over 40$ a pop and I have no idea if they even have english subs. (EDIT - Sadly they don't) Oh well, the first 8 are seemingly easy to get boots of.. It's the remaining 4 that apparently are going to be a bitch to track down.
      I remember talking to the rep of Animeigo a few years ago and he told me that while Lone wolf and Cub and Razor were making their way to this new Media called DVD, SEOD was too unknown of a series to put on DVD. They are (or were) a small company so I didn't blame them. I think they lost the rights to all of their chambara films anyway. Shame because they took great care of their stuff.


      Here is what they say from on their website about it:


      Please note: as our license for this title has expired (and may not be renewed), it is currently unavailable. Your best bet for finding a copy is an online retailer or auction site.

      He is a mysterious stranger, the samurai with the strange, sleepy eyes. His mother Japanese; his father a foreigner; he has no past, he wants no future. He calls himself Nemuri Kyoshiro, but those who challenge him face...

      The Sleepy Eyes of Death!
      Sleepy Eyes of Death is one of the longest-running (12 films) and best-loved samurai series of all time. Raizo Ichikawa (who sadly died at the age of 37) masterfully portrays Nemuri Kyoshiro, "the son of the Black Mass," a half-breed warrior in search of a perfect death, driven by his hatred of Christianity and of the society in which he lives.

      Like all of Samurai Cinema's releases, Sleepy Eyes of Death is uncut, unedited, and presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio. Not a single drop of blood has been omitted!.

      WARNING: Contains violence, some nudity, and adult situations.
      "I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other."

      - Frankenstein's Monster.

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      • #18
        Just recently ordered the Satan's Sword trilogy and Sleepy Eyes Of Death 1-8, not looking too promising on getting the other 4 though... From what i've read, it doesn't even sound as if the remaining 4 have ever even been subtitled into english.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Count Dragula
          Sleepy Eyes Of Death 1-8
          I just did the same myself...I noticed that part 8 was added to that site in March of last year, so hopefully some people are working on subbing the 4 remaining films.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Count Dragula
            Just recently ordered the Satan's Sword trilogy and Sleepy Eyes Of Death 1-8, not looking too promising on getting the other 4 though... From what i've read, it doesn't even sound as if the remaining 4 have ever even been subtitled into english.
            Awesome, I hope you enjoy them. The lead guy is so insanely charismatic. Also it is historical for the reason that its the first Japanese character to have a "super move". As it's called in the series the "Full Moon Cut".
            "I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other."

            - Frankenstein's Monster.

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            • #21
              SHINOBI: HEART UNDER BLADE

              I've mentioned this movie before on it's own thread here but it should be mentioned again here.



              This is a pretty good movie. At first I wasn't so sure when I saw it for the first time. Each time I've seen it's gotten better and better. It took me a while to appreciate it but it's become my favorite new generation Chambara film.

              Highly Recommend.


              TRAILER
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHTf1dHz9UI
              Last edited by Severn; 10-26-2006, 12:28 PM.
              "I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other."

              - Frankenstein's Monster.

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              • #22
                Death Trance



                Well here is another Chambara film. Not based on any comic or anime that I'm aware of. It stars the ever charismatic Tak Sakaguchi in a fictional setting. It's a samurai - sci-fi ish movie with machine gun swords. This movie isn't very good to be honest. It's an excuse to have Tak beat up people on film. At most this movie can only be someone's guilty pleasure. I don't see how it can be more than that. But it is a good time killer and yes they are planning a sequel.

                TRAILER
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2qBxmA4x_Y
                "I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other."

                - Frankenstein's Monster.

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                • #23
                  i thought "death trance" owed way too much to "versus"... the style and cinematography is similar, but plot- and pacing-wise "versus" wins by miles... id hardly call it chambara, but i guess you could, if youre REAL lenient with the genre definitions...
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Hyakotake
                    i thought "death trance" owed way too much to "versus"... the style and cinematography is similar, but plot- and pacing-wise "versus" wins by miles... id hardly call it chambara, but i guess you could, if youre REAL lenient with the genre definitions...
                    Well it's a samuarai period peice movie (and admittingly sci-fi ish). It's still a chambara film as were those low budget schloky movies from the 90's like "Reborn from Hell". Still Death Trance is in my opninion just an excuse to make Tak Sakaguchi look good, to have him beat people up. I felt at times like I was watching that old Van Damme movie Cyborg. so much action but I didn't care. Oddly enough he was most badass when he was playing the long hair guy in Shinobi Hear Under blade.
                    "I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other."

                    - Frankenstein's Monster.

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                    • #25
                      Seeing how I posted above a bit on the often overshadowed Chambara legend Tatsuya Nakadai, I figured it would be only fitting to post some films by yet another often shafted Chambara juggernaut..

                      Director Hideo Gosha..



                      Sadly Gosha often gets overlooked in favor of the more prominently well known Akira Kurosawa, but with titles like the ones listed below it's impossible to deny the mans invaluable contribution to the Chambara genre..
                      • Three Outlaw Samurai
                      • Sword of the Beast
                      • The Secret of the Urn
                      • Samurai Wolf I & II
                      • Goyokin
                      • Tenchu
                      • Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron
                      • Hunter in the Dark

                      Below is an article that features a little insight into the man and his work..

                      A Director's Cuts: The Samurai Savvy Of Hideo Gosha

                      Once again, all badass flicks.. must sees for those interested in the genre.

                      Gosha has another film i've yet to check out entitled "The Wolves", which Nakadai just so happens to star in. It isn't Chambara this time round, but apparently a brutal gangster film set in the 1920's.. needless to say the idea intrigues me.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Count Dragula
                        Gosha has another film i've yet to check out entitled "The Wolves", which Nakadai just so happens to star in. It isn't Chambara this time round, but apparently a brutal gangster film set in the 1920's.. needless to say the idea intrigues me.
                        AnimEigo got the rights to that a couple months back, so it should be out eventually. They're a real small company though, so it might be a while. But good to know it's on the horizon.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Kamui_X
                          AnimEigo got the rights to that a couple months back, so it should be out eventually. They're a real small company though, so it might be a while. But good to know it's on the horizon.
                          That's good to hear, i've been eyeing what seems to be a Uk release over at HKFlix.. But with a 33$ price tag, and considering all the shit I already have to watch... may as well just wait on AnimEigo.
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                          • #28
                            You hear that the "Lone Wolf and Cub" film Darren Aronofsky is doing will be made as a western? Ugh. As much as I love westerns, this won't work as one.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by CJ_01976
                              You hear that the "Lone Wolf and Cub" film Darren Aronofsky is doing will be made as a western? Ugh. As much as I love westerns, this won't work as one.
                              Yojimbo -> A Fistful of Dollars
                              Seven Samurai -> The Magnificent Seven

                              It could work, as these show...it really all depends on what story arc they choose.

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                              • #30
                                I already knew of those two, but those were made back in the golden age of film. They can't reproduce that these days.

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