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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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26 April 2003 (Japan)  »

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Samurai Resurrection  »

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Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi: Who are you?
Amakusa Shiro Tokisada: Amakusa Shiro Tokisada.
Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi: Why does a ghost from Shimabara haunt the lands of Kishu? Do you seek vengeance?
Amakusa Shiro Tokisada: "Vengeance." ... Tell me, have you ever looked into hell?
[they are suddenly surrounded by a vision of the battlefield at Shimabara]
Amakusa Shiro Tokisada: So many slaughtered as an object lesson ... the last days of those who sought to escape Tokugawa rule ... hell itself! Man was not born to be another's dog!
[the battlefield is engulfed in fire]
Amakusa Shiro Tokisada: Judgment day is near, and the Tokugawa will sink in ...
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7 July 2005 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

This film could have been astounding. As it is, individual scenes are still quite amazing to watch, but overall, this film falls far short of the greatness that it could have been. I'm not sure whether the fault is that of the director or script writer...but what I can say is that the cinematography along with some of the concepts are amazing. This film could have been so much more. The scene in the wheat field (or grass, or whatever it was) speaks to what this film could have been. That scene is involving and original, creating the mood that most of this movie aspires to, and I would say that scene alone is definitely worth the rental. However, unfortunately this movie is more visible for its shortcomings. What is an intriguing and original concept--Bhuddism vs. Christianity, of sorts, with the "resurrection" idea in Christianity allowing for a plot that I haven't scene before...falls short. The filmmakers don't take the play on Christianity that they could have, and the film, after a remarkable opening, wreaks of a PC mentality. Moreover, while individual scenes and the camera work are great, the characters and situations are hard to follow. I want to believe that is my Western sensibility and non-understanding of Japanese history, but this movie seems to me like a lot of Hollywood productions that look very pretty but fall short as far as story and continuity is concerned. It's still worth a watch...but I can't help feeling a deep sense of regret that this movie wasn't as great as it could have been.


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