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Brace yourself for a hilarious action-filled ride with The Sword of Alexander! Based on a serial story by Yumemakura Baku, The Sword of Alexander (a.k.a. Taitei no Ken) is a rollicking ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Yukihiko Tsutsumi

Writers:

Akira Amasawa (screenplay), Baku Yumemakura (serial story)
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Credited cast:
Hiroshi Abe ... Genkuro Korozu
Kyoko Hasegawa Kyoko Hasegawa ... Princess Mai
Kankurô Kudô Kankurô Kudô ... Sasuke
Meisa Kuroki ... Botan
Riki Takeuchi ... Monk Grin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô ... Gonzou
Masakatsu Funaki Masakatsu Funaki
Hirotarô Honda Hirotarô Honda
Tsuyoshi Inoue Tsuyoshi Inoue
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Kuromushi
Kôji Ohkura Kôji Ohkura ... Teduma of Touji
Yasuhiro Roppongi Yasuhiro Roppongi ... Refugee
Aya Sugimoto Aya Sugimoto
Tarô Suwa ... Beheaded man
Takashi Taniguchi
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Brace yourself for a hilarious action-filled ride with The Sword of Alexander! Based on a serial story by Yumemakura Baku, The Sword of Alexander (a.k.a. Taitei no Ken) is a rollicking period fantasy adventure, complete with ninjas, warriors, magical weapons, and a couple of aliens. With a host of colorful characters, impressive CG visuals, and genres colliding left and right, the film provides a sensory overload of comedy, action, and fun. Director Tsutsumi Yukihiko, last seen quietly inducing tears with Memories of Tomorrow, teams up again with Abe Hiroshi, the star of his Trick films, and puts the actor's natural comic presence to good use. Hasegawa Kyoko (Ai no Rukeichi) plays the film's precocious princess, alongside a supporting cast that includes Kudo Kankuro (Thirteen Steps), Endo Kenichi (The Sinking of Japan), and Kuroki Meisa (Under the Same Moon). Free-spirited wandering swordsman Yorozu Genkuro (Abe Hiroshi) easily t owers over everyone with his tall, lanky stature and ...

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Taglines:

The race to rule the world Is on.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 April 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sword of Alexander See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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So bad, it's good (well, kind of)
3 October 2007 | by ethSinSee all my reviews

Samurai, ninjas, zombies, aliens, spaceships... I thought this movie was supposed to be some kind of Jidaigeki.

This is one of weirdest movie I've ever watched.

The story makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, and it's really cheesy (intentionally). CG is very fakey and villains look like a Halloween costume. But hey, it's a comedy movie, and it's so bad that it's actually good.

What really surprised me was that somewhat big name actors like Abe Hiroshi and Hasegawa Kyouko would appear on such a dumb B-movie. You'll get a good laugh at it.


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