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Heaven and Earth (1990)
"Ten to Chi to" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  8 February 1991 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Takaaki Enoki ...
Kagetora
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Atsuko Asano ...
Nami
Naomi Zaizen ...
Yae
Hironobu Nomura ...
Taro Yoshinobu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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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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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$307,775 (USA)
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Set a world record for the most number of saddled horses ever used in one sequence for a motion picture: 800 horses. See more »

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There was a time in Japan when only Samurai were permitted to carry weapons. This movie may have fallen into that period. See more »

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Kagetora: Is everyone's future preordained?
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Referenced in Martial Law II: Undercover (1991) See more »

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visually impressive but dull
25 November 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie has great battle scenes--large, intense and seemingly real. The clash between the red and black colored armies is a visual treat. The problem is that for as great as these scenes are, the film lags greatly on the personal level. The dialog just seems as if it is being filmed at a great emotional distance--and OFTEN, the scenes are actually filmed at a pretty great physical distance. If the movie could have been re-edited with new writing and direction for the non-spectacular scenes, it might achieve greatness. Otherwise, it just seems a little too cold and distant to become engaging. In this sense, it looks, at times, more like a documentary on the History Channel more than a film about PEOPLE and events.


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