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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 ...
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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Kimberly Dilts ...
Yuki (voice)
Dom Elsnor ...
Chain Wielder (voice)
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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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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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I kept hoping for it to end
17 September 2004 | by (Hell) – See all my reviews

I registered for IMDb just to comment on this movie.

I just got done sitting through this movie, and the only thing that impressed me, was that I somehow had the will power to not stop it.

I've seen a pretty decent number of action movies and what not, but Princess Blade has some of the worst fights I've ever seen in a movie. Most of the sword fighting involves mindlessly swinging the swords back and fourth and hoping the opponent isn't doing the same. I've seen a good many student films with better action and stronger plots.

So now we have a "futuristic" action movie with poor action, and virtually no sign of the future.

Most of the movie doesn't even have any action and shows the developing relationship with the Princess and the farmboy/terrorist and his disturbed sister. The movie has multiple plot lines, and none of them really pan out to be worth anything.

Part of the problem may have been that I watched the dub, which was quite bad. The entire cast mumbled all their lines so it was hard to follow what was going on. But I got the general idea. (Knowing exactly what was said would not have saved the movie in my eyes)

If you've heard about this being a futuristic action/ninja flick, then you've heard wrong. Thats what I thought it was when I heard about it, and now I've lost 90 minutes of my life. Don't let this happen to you. Steer well clear of it.


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