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Credited cast:
Masahiro Takashima ...
Jigoku Gokurakumaru
Narumi Yasuda ...
Teppo Yuri
Mikijirô Hira ...
King of Zipang
Haruko Wanibuchi ...
Queen
Bengaru ...
Kenzo
Shirô Sano ...
Bunshichi
Chiyonosuke Azuma ...
Mikio Narita
Michiru Akiyoshi ...
Mawarame
Shu Ken ...
Man
Yukio Yamato ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Teru ...
(as Teruhiko Uragami)
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27 January 1990 (Japan)  »

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Jigoku's swords are numbered 1-9, but you don't get to see all of them, in order of use they are... sword no 7 - 17 kills (long samurai sword) sword no.6 - 12 kills (2 daggers in single scabbard) sword no.5 - 12 kills (long handle short sword that fires blade) sword no.4 - 22 kills (sword with scabbard that attaches to handle) sword no.3 - 1 kill (long very flexible sword) sword no.1 - 52 kills (very long samurai sword) sword number 9 - 1 kill (Large curved, wide bladed scimitar) another sword of his is seen, a large samurai sword with a spinning top on the hilt. Jigoku kills 146 people throughout the movie. See more »

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Wild But Tame
31 August 2003 | by (www.nixflix.com) – See all my reviews

Like a lot of Japanese films I've been seeing of late, ZIPANG is set in ancient Japan, but seems to take what can only be called a "groovy" perspective on the whole thing. ZIPANG may look like a period film, but its many clever gadgets and other modern devices that appear certainly says otherwise.

The movie itself has a convoluted plot that's better left to the viewer to discover. Recapping the story in a few sentences seems impossible, not because it's so complex, but because it's so silly and pointless.

Still, ZIPANG is a good way to past the time. It's certainly no better than say RED SHADOW.

5 out of 10

(go to www.nixflix.com for a more detailed review of this movie and reviews of other foreign films)


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