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Gojo reisenki: Gojoe (2000)

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Benkei, a master fighter and killer, vows never to take another life after his conversion to Buddhism. His faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a ... See full summary »

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Masatoshi Nagase ...
Daisuke Ryû ...
Benkei
Masakatsu Funaki ...
Tankai
Jun Kunimura ...
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Urara Awata ...
Asagiri
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Wui-Sin Chong ...
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Takato Hosoyamada
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Kamuro
Ittoku Kishibe
Dave Mallow ...
Tankai (voice)
Naruki Matsukawa
Yôji Tanaka
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Benkei, a master fighter and killer, vows never to take another life after his conversion to Buddhism. His faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a trio of fighters known only as "the demons". Taking up his sword once more, he sets out to end their murderous terror. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The bridge-burning at the end of the film had to be shot three times, twice in long shot and once in close-up. To allow the bridge to be re-lit, it was wrapped in thick fabric from top to bottom. See more »

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Benkei: Tetsukichi, you used to make swords for warrior monks, didn't you? Yet you abandoned forging for a life of scavenging other's swords.
Tetsukichi: I couldn't stand seeing my work go to "holy" men. Hypocrites like you... devout in word, yet murderous in deed.
Benkei: I don't kill men, just demons.
Tetsukichi: What's that? Monk logic?
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Japanese style
17 November 2000 | by (London) – See all my reviews

At two and a quarter hours this is a sometimes slow moving thoughtful film interrupted by vast sword battles. The battle between darkness and light is signified by the constant motif of the blazing sun and is superbly demonstrated by a three way fight between 'demons', bandits and soldiers in a forest during an eclipse.

Be prepared: following a stunning sword fight under lightning filled skies the end of this picture will have you scratching your head in puzzlement.


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