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Journey of Honor (1991)

Kabuto (original title)
In the seventeenth century, Japan is divided between two forces. The Eastern Army, lead by the Warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the Western Army, which fights for Toyotomi's clan. Despite ... See full summary »

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Gordon Hessler

Writers:

Shô Kosugi (story), Nelson Gidding (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shô Kosugi ... Daigoro Mayeda
David Essex ... Don Pedro
Kane Kosugi ... Yorimune
Christopher Lee ... King Philip
Norman Lloyd ... Father Vasco
Ronald Pickup ... Capt. Crawford
John Rhys-Davies ... El Zaidan
Polly Walker ... Cecilia
Dylan Kussman ... Smitty
Miwa Takada ... Yadogimi
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa ... Counselor
Toshirô Mifune ... Lord Ieyasu
Yuki Sugimura Yuki Sugimura ... Chiyo Mayeda
Ken Sekiguchi Ken Sekiguchi ... Ishikawa
Naoto Shigemizu Naoto Shigemizu ... Nakamura
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Storyline

In the seventeenth century, Japan is divided between two forces. The Eastern Army, lead by the Warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the Western Army, which fights for Toyotomi's clan. Despite wining a recent battle, things look grim for the Eastern Army. Toyotomi's Army has a supply of modern firearms, a weapon which might turn the tides of war. Tokugawa Ieyasu sends his trusted samurai Mayeda, and his son Yourimune, to Spain. There, they are to purchase five thousand muskets. But it's a dangerous journey, and there are many who plot against them, and when they finally arrive in Spain, nothing goes the way they expected. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Country:

UK | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1992 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey of Honor See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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David Essex suffered a serious eye injury while filming a action scene. See more »

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Spain didn't use the red-and-gold flag before 1785. See more »

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Shogun Mayeda - A Masterpiece
8 September 2005 | by James_Bond_007_218See all my reviews

In 17th Century Japan, there lived a samurai who would set the standard for the ages. His name was Mayeda. He is sent on an epic journey across the world to acquire 5,000 muscats from the King of Spain. Whilst at sea a violent storm swallows their precious gold intended to buy the weapons and almost takes their lives. Mayeda must battle all odds to survive and the secure the fate of his beloved Japan. Shogun Mayeda is a multi million dollar action adventure epic set across three continents.

Starring cinema legends Sho Kosugi (Tenchu: Stealth Assassins), Christopher Lee (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings Trilogy), John Rhys Davies (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Indiana Jones Trilogy) and Toshiro Milfune (The Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood), Shogun Mayeda (Kabuto) is a film masterpiece.

The Osaka winning stunt team bought to the screen by Bob Ivy bring exciting battle/action sequences such as the opening battle against the Eastern army, the attack on Mayeda's ship carrying priceless jewels and the final confrontation between Sho Kosugi and David Essex. A fine musical score by famed composer John Scott is also present. Director Sho Kusugi was not even nominated for an Oscar for this film which deals with the emotional strife such as the death of Mayedas family, the search for love and acceptance after grieving, all of which is dealt with extremely well. Highly recommended cinematic masterpiece.

Please note: All of the above is opposite for the film in question.


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