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The Princess Blade (2001)

Shura Yukihime (original title)
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In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hideaki Itô ...
Yumiko Shaku ...
Yuki
Shirô Sano ...
Kidokoro
Yôichi Numata ...
Kuka
Kyûsaku Shimada ...
Byakurai
Yôko Chôsokabe ...
Soma
Yôko Maki ...
Aya
Naomasa Musaka ...
Kiri
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Shintarô Sonooka ...
Chain Wielder (as Shintarou Sonooka)
Takashi Tsukamoto ...
Takashi's Friend
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Yuki (voice)
Dom Elsnor ...
Chain Wielder (voice)
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Storyline

In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by the government to suppress the rebels. As a conspiracy from within signals the shadowy organization's impending demise, Yuki, the last of the Takemikazuchi bloodline befriends one of the rebels and seeks revenge against the group's leader. Written by Anonymous

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To Escape the Past, Is to Sacrifice the Future. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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The statue in the industrial district of the town actually resembles the producer of the movie, not Stalin. See more »

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When Yuki battles Byakurai in the forest, day in one shot changes to night in the next. See more »

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Remake of Lady Snowblood (1973) See more »

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Some very imaginative fight scenes!
24 April 2004 | by (Basingstoke, England) – See all my reviews

I am quite surprised that this hasn't drawn more attention being one of the better asian films I have seen lately. The advert shows the film to be a mere action film while the fight scenes are certainly not every five minutes through out the film however the story is merely a way of taking you from one fight scene to another. The story is about two characters one of which consists of revenge so nothing new there and the other is about a rebel fighter which if more developed could have been a better main story than that of the simple vengance motive. Although the story does not have much to offer I found that I liked the characters all the same as the standard of acting was pretty high and the settings were always impressive including forest and industrial backgrounds. The fight scenes themselves I found to be very creative compared to alot of films with swords much more creative than kill bill with probably quater of the budget. Most films come down to expectations, if you expect some imaginative fight scenes and a slight story inbetween and some lovely back drops then you shouldn't be dissapointed.


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