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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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RPG movie? 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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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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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Soundtrack:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
RPG movie?, 27 August 1999
Author: jademasq from north carolina

more of an RPG movie with each of 8 samurais as RPG characters in a role playing games. each one has their own story and own ending. the fights are great...story is your typical rpg game...princess seeks out 8 samurai to help her destroy evil people....everything's great. the fights...they are great too. especially the one where this man was fighting off everybody in this patio while white (cherry?)blossoms are falling down. one thing.... special effects... kind of corny...but if you can look past the special effects and you're the type of RPG fanatics...this is the movie for you

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