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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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Credited cast:
... Takashi
Yumiko Shaku ... Yuki
Shirô Sano ... Kidokoro
Yôichi Numata ... Kuka
Kyûsaku Shimada ... Byakurai
Yôko Chôsokabe ... Soma
Yôko Maki ... Aya
Naomasa Musaka ... Kiri
Yutaka Matsushige ... Anka
Shintarô Sonooka ... Chain Wielder (as Shintarou Sonooka)
... Takashi's Friend
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Russell Bartholomee ... Takashi's Friend (voice)
... Yuki (voice)
Dom Elsnor ... Chain Wielder (voice)
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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 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 »

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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

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

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

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Vague convoluted plot, slick action
8 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Yet another offering from Japanese cinema in which we are treated to briefly exhilarating action sequences punctuating a vague and convoluted plot. Yet even the action never quite delivers. It opens with an impressive assassination, combining clever camera-work with well choreographed well edited moves. Unfortunately, with the exception of a couple of beautiful individual shots, it is a steady decline in quality from this point. The fights become briefer, duller and increasingly difficult to work out what exactly is going on. The plot is generic and the characters utterly two dimensional, while the subplot of the rebel organisation is half hearted. If you want a mindlessly fun, violent flick with big swords, bigger guns, gallons of blood and an absurd plot, rent 'Versus.'


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