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The Princess Blade (2001)

Shurayukihime (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Shinsuke Sato

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Kazuo Kamimura (comic), Kazuo Koike (comic) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 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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A Princess Hunted by Samurai... They Don't Stand A Chance... See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 December 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Princess Blade See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

GAGA,Oz Productions See more »
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DTS | DTS-Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

During many of Yuki's fight scenes, it is painfully obvious that a male stunt double is used for all the violent hits, slams, falls, and drops. See more »

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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

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Simply totally redundant
19 January 2003 | by PlanecrazyIkarusSee all my reviews

Judging by some of the comments in IMDB, I was expecting an action movie - perhaps a dramatic one or a stupid one or a simple one or a comicy one, but essentially an action movie.

Whatever it is that I watched, it certainly didn't feel like a movie. The story is simple and straightforward (even though the prologue tries to make it seem complicated). Take three interest groups: 1) the government 2) the rebels 3) a group of assassins.

Now subtract the first (they never appear in the movie). Then simply let one of the assassins, the princess, become a rogue on a revenge trip. Add in a rebel love-interest with a guilty conscience. And you've got the ingredients.

But they still did not manage to turn it into a story or a movie. Between some random action sequences and some odd visuals trying to be Sci-Fi on a low budget, what you're left with is a feeling of emptiness. The movie just does not feel like a movie, but a weird, incoherent, boring dream.

Avoid.

2/10


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