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Heaven and Earth (1990)
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Warlords Kagetora and Takeda each wish to prevent the other from gaining hegemony in feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders pursue one another across the countryside, engaging in massive ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Takaaki Enoki ...
Kagetora
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Atsuko Asano ...
Nami
Naomi Zaizen ...
Yae
Hironobu Nomura ...
Taro Yoshinobu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Warrior
Masatô Ibu ...
Akida
Morio Kazama ...
Imperial Messenger
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Maid-In-Waiting
Hideo Murota ...
Obu
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Hiroyuki Okita ...
Kosaka Danjo
Tsunehiko Watase ...
Usami
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Narrator (English version) (voice)
Takeshi Ôbayashi
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Storyline

Warlords Kagetora and Takeda each wish to prevent the other from gaining hegemony in feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders pursue one another across the countryside, engaging in massive battles of cavalry and infantry. Younger and less brutal, Kagetora must find the strength to be as brutal as his opponent, but at what cost? Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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8 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$307,775 (USA)
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Trivia

'Ken Watanabe' became ill during shooting (he had acute myelocytic leukemia) and Kagetora had to be recast. See more »

Goofs

The Ashigaru (foot-soldiers) all wore Mempo (face masks). Mempo were only worn by samurai (and not even then by ALL samurai), who were all mounted. The reason for this is because pretty much all of the Ashigaru were played by Canadians, and the Mempo hid this fact. See more »

Quotes

Kagetora: Is everyone's future preordained?
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Connections

Referenced in Martial Law II: Undercover (1991) See more »

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Beautiful To See, But Not Much Else
1 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the prettier films I've seen with some wonderful cinematography and beautiful scenery. It's the reason I kept the film for quite a while, because the story was uninvolving. All the characters sound the same with a lot of the grunting macho male voices. The Japanese seem to show this in a number of films and is so foreign to our culture, it's hard to relate.

This is a story about two warriors - one shown in orange and the other in black, but it really wasn't good guy-versus-bad guy, just two people battling over land. Boy, that sounds familiar, as you know. Countries do the same, unfortunately.

This movie, according to critics, was supposed to have some fantastic action scenes. Well, let's just say that's not the case; the action scenes are very overrated.

Great visuals are the attraction here; not much else. Still, it's a shame something this beautiful is not available on DVD.


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