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Dororo (2007)

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A female warrior who was raised as a man joins a young samurai's quest to recover 48 of his body parts from 48 demons and to avenge her parents death.

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Ojiya
Satoshi Hakuzen
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Scoundrel
Ryûki Kitaoka
Taigi Kobayashi
Kenji Oka
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Anna Tsuchiya ...
Lady Sabame
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In the year 3048, the wounded Lord Kagemitsu Daigo proposes a deal to rule the whole world to forty-eight demons in their sealed temple. In return, the demons ask forty-eight parts of the body of his unborn son. When the mutilated baby is born, his mother puts him in a basket in the river flow to save his life. The baby survives and becomes the demon slayer Hyakkimaru that slash demons to retrieve his body parts. During his journey, he meets the female thief Dororo, who was raised as a boy after the death of her parents by the evil Lord Daigo, in a small town and she befriends Hyakkimaru and joins him in his quest seeking revenge against the Daigo's clan. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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48 body parts taken by demons, 48 fights to win them back.

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Dororo: [Having listened to two peasants tell the story of how and why they came to abandon their child at a temple, which has since burned down, killing many children including their own] So that's how it was... Enough of your crap! I was born in a battleground. My whole village was burned. But still my dad and my mom fought back! Until they collapsed, spent... they never gave up. YOU know the truth about the horrible fate that awaits an abandoned child! A starving kid, collapsed by the road, clinging ...
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Mixed Feelings
23 February 2011 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching Dororo and I have mixed feelings. Do I like or dislike this movie...

The opening sequence was great, in fact the first 1/3 of the movie was really good. Good fights with CG. Also some humour. The lead is as stiff as a freaking rock but then again that could be due to his character...a man with no heart plus another 47 missing body parts so the chemistry between the stoic hero and the energetic Dororo isn't all there.

There are also parts with some slapstick action/comedy with monsters in rubbers suits, quite amusing even if it seemed to drag a little too long.

I think thats the issue I had with this movie, the middle part seemed to drag on, it was IMO rather boring. The ending .... well I expected more, for me the "pay off" in the end did not come up to the promise set by the beginning of the movie. However since the guy is still missing a lot of body parts there will be a part 2 (hence the ending).

While I would say its not a bad movie, its not one I will watch again.


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