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Goemon (2009)

 -  Action | Drama  -  1 May 2009 (Japan)
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Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yôsuke Eguchi ...
Takao Ohsawa ...
Ryôko Hirosue ...
Chacha Asai
Jun Kaname ...
Gori ...
Mikijirô Hira ...
Rikyu Sen
Masatô Ibu ...
Tetsuji Tamayama ...
Matahachi
Hashinosuke Nakamura ...
Eiji Okuda ...
Choi Hong Man ...
Gao
Susumu Terajima ...
Eriko Satô ...
Courtesan Yoshino
Erika Toda ...
Courtesan Yukiri
Mayu Tsuruta ...
Koheita's mother
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Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief is murdered and uses his skills as a thief to help the poor. But after learning the identity of his leader's killer - the traitorous Hideyoshi (Eiji Okuda) - Goemon sets out on a bloody path of vengeance, joined by his loyal friend, Saizo (Takao Ôsawa). Written by Anonymous

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Goemon
31 May 2009 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

I've always like the Japanese History, and often got disappointed with some of the movies that try to rewrite the storyline. But i was actually impress by Kazuaki Kiriya for an attemp to do it with Goemon, using parts of the Japanese era to combine it and fit into Goemon. The bad side is sometimes he tries to hard expain the background of the story and it become dragging in the first 20mins of the movie while also getting to confuse the audience. It should be more plain and simple story background as so much history character has been involved. overall i have come to see the style of Kazuaki Kiriya and this is what i came to see the movie for. But i could see an improvement on Kiriya attempt this time round. I do not want to comment about the over using of CG and background as its one of the style of Kiriya. Acting wise only Takao Osawa who portray Saizo score greatly on my books. Gori was a huge disappointment. I'm a big fan of Yosuke Eguchi but he seem not holding his role too well to make an impact. I will always remember the part of goemon buro, as the story took a complete twist from the real history which kiriya and Osawa hugly impress me for this part onwards.

Neverless i will be also waiting to get a blueray verion of this for the parts which impress me and Osawa acting on this. Anyway Kiriya has make some improvement.


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