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The Princess Blade (2001)

Shurayukihime (original title)
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Raised by assassins, Yuki is the last of the Takemikazuchi royal bloodline. A deadly weapon in her own right, she learns the gruesome truth about the death of her beloved mother and joins forces with a mysterious rebel leader.

Director:

Shinsuke Sato

Writers:

Kazuo Kamimura (comic), Kazuo Koike (comic) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Hideaki Itô ... Takashi
Yumiko Shaku Yumiko Shaku ... Yuki
Shirô Sano ... Kidokoro
Yôichi Numata Yôichi Numata ... Kuka
Kyûsaku Shimada ... Byakurai
Yôko Chôsokabe Yôko Chôsokabe ... Soma
Yôko Maki ... Aya
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Kiri
Yutaka Matsushige ... Anka
Shintarô Sonooka Shintarô Sonooka ... Chain Wielder (as Shintarou Sonooka)
Takashi Tsukamoto ... Takashi's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lowell Bartholomee ... Additional Voices (voice)
Russell Bartholomee Russell Bartholomee ... Takashi's Friend (voice)
Kimberly Dilts ... Yuki (voice)
Dom Elsnor Dom Elsnor ... Chain Wielder (voice)
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Storyline

In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by the government to suppress the rebels. As a conspiracy from within signals the shadowy organization's impending demise, Yuki, the last of the Takemikazuchi bloodline befriends one of the rebels and seeks revenge against the group's leader. Written by Anonymous

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To Escape the Past, Is to Sacrifice the Future. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The statue in the industrial district of the town actually resembles the producer of the movie, not Stalin. See more »

Goofs

When Yuki battles Byakurai in the forest, day in one shot changes to night in the next. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

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A Good Try
31 August 2003 | by NIXFLIX-DOT-COMSee all my reviews

PRINCESS BLADE is a good try, with some good works by the female lead, who is actually quite impressive, perhaps more so because of her size. And yet, the movie isn't overwhelmingly good, with some very spotty sections and a lengthy background story concerning the main male character that manages to bore. Excise the male's story and concentrate just on the fugitive female lead, and PRINCESS BLADE would have seem more focus for it.

As it stands, the film offers a number of exciting sword action, and its anachronistic vibe is nicely done. Although for some reason the filmmakers through in a number of CGI scenes that shows a futuristic landscape.

6 out of 10

(go to www.nixflix.com for a more detailed review of this movie and reviews of other foreign films)


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 December 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,618, 10 August 2003

Gross USA:

$77,567

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,567
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GAGA, Oz Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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