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Taitei no ken (2007)

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 »


Yukihiko Tsutsumi


Akira Amasawa (screenplay), Baku Yumemakura (serial story)


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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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The race to rule the world Is on.


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Release Date:

7 April 2007 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Magnificent movie, but certainly not for everyone.
25 October 2007 | by tiavalsSee all my reviews

This is an excellent movie, that has a good plot that is easily grasped and great characters. The movie has both humor and seriousness, and they are rather well placed, there isn't really a situation where the humor is out-of-place.

Obviously, if you hate movies that are out of the ordinary and "strange", then you might not like this one. This is no art movie, nor is it a Hollywood-esquire yarn. It is very original and those involved in it certainly loved making it, it is most assuredly made with a clear vision of the writers and directors in mind and it doesn't cater to the whims of the masses, but was made as they felt was the best.

All in all, it has much action and humor, which are the main elements the movie is composed of. The plot is rather simplistic in that it doesn't offer any great twists, but that is good, for it fits the movie very well.

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