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Makai tenshô (2003)

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37,000 Peasants perished in the Shimbara Revolt: among them, the leader of that uprising, Shiro Amakusa. Amakusa is resurrected from hell bent on revenging the death of his fellow comrades ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Yôsuke Kubozuka ...
Kumiko Asô ...
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Tomoka Kurotani ...
Kazue Fukiishi ...
Kazuya Takahashi ...
Masaya Katô ...
Kyôzô Nagatsuka ...
Kôichi Satô ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Emoto ...
Nobutsuna Matsudaira
Arata Furuta ...
Akaji Maro ...
Katsuo Nakamura ...
Yôji Tanaka


37,000 Peasants perished in the Shimbara Revolt: among them, the leader of that uprising, Shiro Amakusa. Amakusa is resurrected from hell bent on revenging the death of his fellow comrades by over throwing the Shoganate. Shiro resurrects an army of living dead swordsmen by "Makai Tensho" (Demonic transmigration). Only the Legendary Samurai Jubei Yagyu, stands in his way! Written by Jessica Greenhood

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26 April 2003 (Japan)  »

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Samurai Resurrection  »

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Amakusa Shiro Tokisada: The true warrior's spirit will not suffer to be hidden. Will you not meld your power into ours? The reward ... is eternal life.
Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi: Now what would I do with a thing like that?
Amakusa Shiro Tokisada: Who is it you defend? The Shogun? Kishu?
Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi: I take no sides. But I'll kill every demon I find.
Amakusa Shiro Tokisada: You won't surrender, then?
Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi: Never.
Amakusa Shiro Tokisada: Then take heed; there are more than two who have been reborn from hell - and there are Yagyu among them, too. Soon, you will see - and when you die, I will be there ... waiting for you.
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"Film industry for the occidentals" strikes again
23 July 2004 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

This awful sf-action movie almost ruined my passion for the Japanese culture. It's a strange mixture of lots of legends (or facts) making them all look bad. Good think it didn't start as "Helen of Troy": 'Forget what you know! this is what really happened'. No sensation, no thrill cause we all know samurai heroes get to the end, just a little satanic mist that fills up the cup. Didn't seem as a 'low budget' either. Clubbing scenes lack in motive. The fighters don't Dance, it's true (as in Crouching Tiger) but they don't seem decided to strike.

Don't waste your time with this movie really. Doesn't say anything and doesn't show anything.

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I guess I am the only who liked the movie ofakam
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