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Director:
Writers:
Kinji Fukasaku (writer)
Toshio Kamata (writer)
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Release Date:
10 December 1983 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
A princess and her band of eight samurai, battle against a powerful witch and her army of warrior ghosts.
Plot:
Princess Shizu's family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her, but who and where are they? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 nominations See more »
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1 ninja, 1 samurai, and 6 fighter/adventurers fight for princess shizu! See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Kinji Fukasaku 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kinji Fukasaku  writer
Toshio Kamata  writer

Produced by
Hiroshi Sugawara .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joey Carbone 
Masahide Sakuma 
Richie Zito 
 
Cinematography by
Seizô Sengen 
 
Production Design by
Tsutomu Imamura 
 
Art Direction by
Tsutomu Imamura  (as Chikara Imamura)
 
Visual Effects by
Tetuzo Osawa .... visual effects designer: Marbling Fine Arts
 
Other crew
Hiroo Minami .... horse team
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Satomi hakken-den" - Japan (original title)
"Legend of the Eight Samurai" - USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
Brazil:133 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Shinbei goes "evil" and attacks the princess and her friends when he jumps off the back of the horse you can see the black wire that's attach to his back that's keeping him off the ground. Futhurmore if you check out the top corner of the screen you can see the winch that the other end of the wire is connected to swinging around.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
1 ninja, 1 samurai, and 6 fighter/adventurers fight for princess shizu!, 18 June 2000
Author: fogish from Utah, USA

good movie but i suggest watching it and pretending you are an 8 year old. basic plot evil "demons" try to get rid of an entire clan that destroyed them 100 years earlier. they don't kill princess shizu of that clan and seek her out. shizu heads to her uncles clan and runs into several men who want to save her. they collect 8 people who have magic crystals and all go to the demons castle to destroy them. good movie i wont spoil the ending it doesn't take much brain faculties to watch it either.

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