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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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Credited cast:
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Masatoshi Nagase ...
Daisuke Ryû ...
Benkei
Masakatsu Funaki ...
Tankai
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Suzaku-hougan
Urara Awata ...
Asagiri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wui-Sin Chong ...
Shoshinbo
Syunsuke Gondo ...
Heike warrior
Takato Hosoyamada ...
Keshimaru
Hiroshi Inoue ...
Puppeteer
Toshihiro Isomi ...
Minamoto no Yoshitomo
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Kamuro
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Taira no Tadanori
Dave Mallow ...
Tankai (voice)
Naruki Matsukawa
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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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7 October 2001 (Japan)  »

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Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle  »

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Total on-screen body count is 300+, making this the most violent Japanese movie to date. See more »

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[the opening]
Narrator: With the deterioration of the aristocracy and the rise of the warrior class began a brutal era. Long wars between the Heike and Genji ended with the Heike ruling the land. The people hoped for a lasting peace, but found only pestilence and disaster. And when began the nightly slaughter of Heike warriors at Kyoto's Gojoe Bridge... there rose the fear that the capital's festering misfortune had awoken a demon.
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Ultimately Satisfying
29 August 2003 | by (www.nixflix.com) – See all my reviews

GOJOE takes a little getting used to at first, but the final result is very satisfying. The tale, about a murderous samurai who seeks to redeem himself by opposing an effeminate, but dangerous samurai, is worth more than a watch. There is a lot at stake here, from physical survival to soulful salvation. The movie may seem a bit similar to other anime-inspired Samurai film at first, but it does eventually delve into more mature/adult territory soon after.

Not to be missed. GOJOE is one of the better samurai movies to come around post-Kurosawa.

8 out of 10

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


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