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Gojô reisenki: Gojoe (2000)

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Benkei, a master fighter and killer, vows never to take another life after his conversion to Buddhism. His faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a ... See full summary »

Director:

Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)

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Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii), Goro Nakajima
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tadanobu Asano ... Shanao
Masatoshi Nagase ... Tetsukichi
Daisuke Ryû ... Benkei
Masakatsu Funaki Masakatsu Funaki ... Tankai
Jun Kunimura ... Suzaku-hougan
Urara Awata Urara Awata ... Asagiri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wui-Sin Chong Wui-Sin Chong ... Shoshinbo
Shunsuke Gondo Shunsuke Gondo ... Heike warrior (as Syunsuke Gondo)
Takahito Hosoyamada Takahito Hosoyamada ... Keshimaru (as Takato Hosoyamada)
Hiroshi Inoue Hiroshi Inoue ... Puppeteer
Toshihiro Isomi Toshihiro Isomi ... Minamoto no Yoshitomo
Ryo Kase ... Kamuro (as Ryô Kase)
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Taira no Tadanori
Dave Mallow ... Tankai (voice)
Naruki Matsukawa Naruki Matsukawa
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Benkei, a master fighter and killer, vows never to take another life after his conversion to Buddhism. His faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a trio of fighters known only as "the demons". Taking up his sword once more, he sets out to end their murderous terror. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 October 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle See more »

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The baby could not be filmed on location with the actors due to insurance regulations, so a real baby was filmed in post and matted in digitally in close-ups. See more »

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Goujin: The intruder at the bridge was the infamous Musashibo Benkei. They say that he was born fully formed, with hair and teeth intact, feared even by his own mother as a demon.
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Most festival prints are missing over 40 minutes of footage. Most of the political subplots were removed. See more »

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Good movie, just dragged on a little.
1 July 2005 | by southside_sunsetSee all my reviews

I personally thought the movie was pretty good, very good acting by Tadanobu Asano of Ichi the Killer fame. I really can't say much about the story, but there were parts that confused me a little too much, and overall I thought the movie was just too lengthy. Other than that however, the movie contained superb acting great fighting and a lot of the locations were beautifully shot, great effects, and a lot of sword play. Another solid effort by Tadanobu Asano in my opinion. Well I really can't say anymore about the movie, but if you're only outlook on Asian cinema is Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers, I would suggest you trying to rent it, but if you're a die-hard Asian cinema fan I would say this has to be in your collection very good Japanese film.


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