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Satomi hakken-den (1983)

Princess Shizu's family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her, but who and where are they?

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Credited cast:
Hiroko Yakushimaru ... Princess Shizu
... Inue Shinbei Masashi
... Inuyama Dosetsu Tadatomo (as Sonny Chiba)
... Inusaka Keno Tanetomo (as Etsuko Shihomi)
... Hikita Gonnokami Motofuji
Mari Natsuki ... Tamazusa
Nana Okada ... Hamaji
Masaki Kyômoto ... Inuzuka Shino Moritaka
Kenji Ohba ... Inukai Genpachi Nobufuchi
... Yonosuke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tatsuo Endô ... Hikiroku
Takuya Fukuhara ... Inukawa Sosuke Yoshito
Akira Hamada ... Akushiro
Shunsuke Kariya ... Inuta Kobungo Yasuyori
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Eight mysterious crystals from the body of a long-dead princess now identify the eight samurai who are destined to help a beautiful young princess overcome a curse on her family. They go against an evil queen who bathes in blood to retain her youthfulness. The queen and her son live in a castle protected by many monsters and goblins and assorted apparitions, including giant flying snakes. Many swords, lots of sorcery and plenty of blood. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A princess and her band of eight samurai, battle against a powerful witch and her army of warrior ghosts.


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Legend of the Eight Samurai  »

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When Shinbei goes "evil" and attacks the princess and her friends when he jumps off the back of the horse you can see the black wire that's attach to his back that's keeping him off the ground. Futhurmore if you check out the top corner of the screen you can see the winch that the other end of the wire is connected to swinging around. See more »

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Version of Eleven Samurai (1967) See more »

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Satomi Hakken-den
Written by Joey Carbone, Kathi Pinto, David Palmer
Performed by John O'Banion
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RPG movie?
27 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

more of an RPG movie with each of 8 samurais as RPG characters in a role playing games. each one has their own story and own ending. the fights are great...story is your typical rpg game...princess seeks out 8 samurai to help her destroy evil people....everything's great. the fights...they are great too. especially the one where this man was fighting off everybody in this patio while white (cherry?)blossoms are falling down. one thing.... special effects... kind of corny...but if you can look past the special effects and you're the type of RPG fanatics...this is the movie for you


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