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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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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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Araki Mataemon: Jubei, it is only to kill you that I have come back to life. Hiding behind your name, living idly from day to day ... How will the third generation of Yagyu fare in a real fight, I wonder?
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Not the greatest, but still a great movie...
13 May 2004 | by (Louisiana) – See all my reviews

The only thing this film lacks is a detailed explanation of things that are going on within the film. For those of you who have not seen it, Makai Tensho is a period fiction film about the Christian leader of Japan during the feudal era. They staged an uprising and were slaughtered. The film starts off at his death, and continues on with him being resurrected by the devil to bring Japan, and eventually the world, to it's knees. The only person who is able to defeat him just so happens to be the Legendary Yagyu Jubei.

Yousuke Kubozuka's character, the Christian leader, has the power to resurrect fallen warriors from the bodies of young women. While some of the ones he brought back were people I had never heard of, the most important one he did revive was Miyamoto Musashi.

That's where the film lost me. A lot of the stuff going on in the film just did not make sense. A lot of key plot points (ie. How Yagyu Jubei's woman guard was turned into a dormant demon, why Musashi was revived, how the hell he got the powers.) It just really brought down the movie, but it's saving grace were the awesome fight scenes, and the superb acting (Especially by Yousuke Kubozuka.)

While not the greatest samurai movie I've seen, and while not the best horror movie I've seen, it's still a fun movie to watch. Check it out.


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