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Budo: The Art of Killing (1979)
"Budo" (original title)

 -  Documentary  -  April 1982 (USA)
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Filmed entirely in Japan, BUDO:THE ART OF KILLING is a highly acclaimed docu-drama and a favorite of martial arts practitioners and fans alike.

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Filmed entirely in Japan, BUDO:THE ART OF KILLING is a highly acclaimed docu-drama and a favorite of martial arts practitioners and fans alike.

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An Artful Documentary
14 November 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This movie should demonstrate that all documentaries don't have to be stuffy cinema-verite stuff. Very informative for anyone interested in Japanese martial arts, the various arts are profiled with the artistry of a Kurosawa film. Particularly interesting is the entry on Aikido, an art seldom glimpsed in the States except by the initiated. I have been trying to acquire this movie ever since I saw it in my Aikido class nearly 15 years ago.


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