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Samurai Commando Mission 1549 (2005)
"Sengoku jieitai 1549" (original title)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  11 June 2005 (Japan)
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An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel... See full summary »

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Yôsuke Eguchi ...
Yusuke Kashima
Kyôka Suzuki ...
Rei Kanzaki (as Kyoka Suzukii)
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Nohime
Masatô Ibu ...
Dohsan Saito
Hoshi Ishida
Takatsugu Iwama
Takeshi Kaga ...
Tsuyoshi Matoba / Oda Nobugana
Kazuki Kitamura ...
Shichibe Iinuma
Kôji Matoba ...
Yoda
Akira Matsushita
Akiyoshi Nakao ...
Tohsuke
Katsuhisa Namase ...
Akihiko Mori
Tomoya Nanami ...
Nagamine
Daisuke Shima ...
Mikuni
Shin Takuma ...
Koroku Hachisuga
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An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel Matoba on a time-slip 460 years into the past, into 'the Age of civil War'. At the same time an imaginary-number anomaly thought to be caused by interference from the past begins eroding the present, opening up widening time-space 'holes' all over Japan. Written by Anonymous

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Japanese time travel B-flick
15 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The 1979 Sonny Chiba flick G. I. SAMURAI is one of my favourite films of all time. I never get tired of watching its modern-soldiers-vs-samurai premise, so when I heard about this semi-sequel I was delighted. Now, let's get one thing cleared up: this isn't a straight sequel at all. I won't spoil the events of the original film, but this film poses things differently, a 'what if?' scenario instead of the concrete ending of the initial movie. It then subsequently focuses on another squad of soldiers sent into the past on a special rescue mission.

SAMURAI COMMANDO has nowhere near the quality of the first film. If the 1979 movie was an action film through and through, this one's pure science fiction as it looks at the morals and consequences of tampering with history. It's also more squarely B-movie style, with lots of cheesy and explosive special effects and emoting. It has a cast giving the film their all, and in the second half particularly it picks up the pace and runs with it, delivering an effective race-against-the-clock climax. It may not be high art, but it is entertaining.


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