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Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)

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Set in the capital city of Kyoto during the Heian period, a magician and fortune teller Onmyoji Seimei is called in to assist Hiromasa to thwart court wizard and minister Doson who is ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mansai Nomura ... Abe no Seimei
... Minamoto no Hiromasa
Eriko Imai ... Mitsumushi
Yui Natsukawa ... Fujiwara no Sukehime
Mai Hosho ... Uri no onna
Ken'ichi Yajima ... Fujiwara no Morosuke
Kenjirô Ishimaru ... Onmyo-gashira
Ken'ichi Ishii ... Fujiwara no Kaneie
Hôka Kinoshita ... Kanmu-Ten'nou
Sachiko Kokubu ... Fujiwara no Tadako
Kenji Yamaki ... Tachibana no Ukon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Fujiwara no Morosuke (voice) (as Edward Zilla)
Peter Doyle ... Nagamasa (voice) (as Jim Taggert)
Akira Emoto ... Fujiwara no Motokata
Masato Hagiwara ... Sawara-Shin'nou
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Set in the capital city of Kyoto during the Heian period, a magician and fortune teller Onmyoji Seimei is called in to assist Hiromasa to thwart court wizard and minister Doson who is suspected of being at the cusp of orchestrating a coup. With the physical and metaphysical worlds allied the combined force may have a chance to beat back Doson. Magic, surrealism and beauty fill the screen, and air, Written by aghaemi

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In a heart of darkness lies a battle for this world and the next


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6 October 2001 (Japan)  »

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From the Making-Of Documentary on the Special Edition DVD: - Total number of cuts: 1026 - Concept planning: 5 years - Number of days filming: 93 days - Number of days in post-production: 128 days - Location crew: 86 people - SFX crew: 31 people - CG integration staff: 37 people - Total number of crew: 154 people - Those who camped out for the first show: 400 people (at Nihon Gekijo Theater) - Number of theaters: 225 theaters - Number of viewers: 2.2 million people (as of Summer 2001) - Gross at box office: Approx. 3 billion yen (roughly $30 million USD) See more »

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An unrecognized gem
24 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

An extraordinary period piece, Onmyoji masquerades as a simple fantasy morality tale, but it has many more layers than are immediately obvious. There's an enigmatic quality to the characters' relationships that actually makes the viewer think about what's taking place between the characters. Not only is it a strikingly beautiful film, but the performances are flawless all around. The story is fresh, the actors are interesting. With a couple of very minor exceptions, the special effects are interesting in a way that they often aren't in the standard American blockbuster. In some ways it's what Star Wars - wished- it were, but isn't. Now that Onmyoji is available on DVD, I hope it becomes more accessible in America. This film easily deserves the level of success attained by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


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