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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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Hideaki Itô ...
Yumiko Shaku ...
Yuki
Shirô Sano ...
Kidokoro
Yôichi Numata ...
Kuka
Kyûsaku Shimada ...
Byakurai
Yôko Chôsokabe ...
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Yôko Maki ...
Aya
Naomasa Musaka ...
Kiri
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Shintarou Sonooka ...
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Takashi Tsukamoto ...
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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 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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The price of honor is paid for in cold steel!

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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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Slow, sentimentalist and confusing
17 August 2005 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

As much as I like Japanese movies this one didn't just cut it... A movie that is supposed to be about rebels and the survival of a royal blood line turned out to be a very slow paced movie with a doubtful plot.

The photography is OK, though I've seen much better sword fight scenes in other Japanese movies, the fast cameras and the way they followed the characters didn't convince me at all. The soundtrack is so weak you don't even notice its presence.But worst of all was the way the plot evolved.I have to admit that, at some times, I had a hard time understanding who was who and what was going on...Anyway the platonic love between the main character and another one was completely unnecessary and seemed to come from a Hollywood influence.

All in all, if your looking for an action Japanese movie this isn't it. Its very slow, with very few sword fight scenes and very sentimental... in a bad way...


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