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Sengoku jieitai (1979)

A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the ... See full summary »

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Lt. Yoshiaki Iba (as Sonny Chiba)
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Jun Etô ...
Nobuhiko Ken
Moeko Ezawa ...
Widow Yui
Ryô Hayami ...
Kazumichi Morishita
Noriko Honma ...
Old Woman
Koji Iizuka ...
Shokichi
Masashi Ishibashi ...
Toshitaka Itô ...
Seaman Harumi Takashima
Haruki Kadokawa ...
Takuzô Kadono ...
Seaman Toshishige Suga
Hiroshi Kamayatsu ...
Mokichi Nemoto
Gorô Kataoka ...
Tategawa Katsuzo
Hiroshi Katsuno ...
Track Coach
Tadashi Katô ...
Sgt. Hideo Shimizu
Kenzô Kawarasaki ...
Koji Kano
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A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the supreme Shogun. The squad leader, Lt. Iba, sees this as the perfect opportunity to realize his dream of becoming the ruler of Japan. To achieve this, he teams his troops up with those of Kagatori, a samurai daimyo who also aspires to become Shogun. Are either of these power-hungry warriors to be trusted? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Great movie!!!
10 June 1999 | by (The Projection Booth) – See all my reviews

GI Samurai was a great movie. Fans of Sonny Chiba should love this movie as did I. Basically, its about this platoon that is sent back in time to feudal Japan. Sonny Chiba plays the platoon's captain. The platoon is forced to fight the samurai clans, its cool to see the army weaponry going up against spears & catapults. Forget plot, this movie doesn't need it, its chock full of war carnage & some unbelievable special effects. The film ultimately turns anti-war with an unexpected ending that will stay with you for days.


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