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 ...
Hashinosuke Nakamura ...
Eiji Okuda ...
Choi Hong Man ...
Susumu Terajima ...
Eriko Satô ...
Courtesan Yoshino
Erika Toda ...
Courtesan Yukiri
Mayu Tsuruta ...
Koheita's mother


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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1 May 2009 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Goemon  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Lyrics and composed by Yoshiki Hayashi
Performed by Violet UK
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19 September 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"Legend of Goemon" reminded me of of "Casshern", that movie was also directed by Kazuaki Kiriya. The movie is a feast for the eyes from the beginning till the end, and superior to Casshern in acting, music, story and character-development.

Also, the budget of this movie was a mere 9 million dollars!!! "Ninja Assassin", from last year, made in Hollywood, was produced on a 40 million dollar budget and is a lesser movie in all areas compared to "Legend of Goemon".

I totally agree with all the positive reviews of this movie and want to only mention that if you're looking for a live-action anime kind of movie and you like moveis with lots of ninja-action you MUST watch legend of Goemon as soon as possible!

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