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    I going to start watching some Japanese Samurai films and I just want to know which ones are good to watch.

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    Uhh... I don't know... Last Samurai?

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    Can't lose with the Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and Ran. I thought Kagemusha was pretty good too.
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    For more recent stuff... how about Zatoichi by Beat Takeshi. Heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian0032
    Uhh... I don't know... Last Samurai?
    That's a U.S. film. I think it's good but not great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagger Lee
    That's a U.S. film. I think it's good but not great.
    Well Last Samurai is almost as good as it gets for a samurai movie. Well I think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moinllieon
    Can't lose with the Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and Ran. I thought Kagemusha was pretty good too.
    Yup. Have to agree. Kurosawa's works can't be missed.
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    Zatoichi , THe LAst bodyguards...and Shogun Assasin
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    Oh and Azumi !
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    I first caught Lone Wolf and Cub when I was channel surfing one late night in a hotel. And I came across this samurai movie of this assasin who he takes his infant son in a wheelbarrow like cart on his "jobs". (I am suspecting that Luc Besson may have got his inspiration for Leon - The professional from this movie)

    The movie is quite violent for it's times (made in 1971!), and it was out of this world to see a cold blooded assasin, slashing his victims in front of his innocent baby son. And I started to read about the serial and the manga which insipired this movie. Catch it if you can!

    Check out LONE WOLF AND CUB: SWORD OF VENGEANCE (1971) and read this link about the movie and the subsequent string of 5 sequels made after that.
    http://www.dvdcult.com/rev_LWAC1.htm

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    Samurai Fiction
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    Some people mentioned Zaitochi. I wouldn't get it if I were you. That film's pretty ghetto. Ghetto blood, ghetto film, nearly everything is pretty much ghetto. The violence is also overdone. To tell you the truth most japanese movies suck quality wise unless if you like horror and thriller movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian0032
    Some people mentioned Zaitochi. I wouldn't get it if I were you. That film's pretty ghetto. Ghetto blood, ghetto film, nearly everything is pretty much ghetto. The violence is also overdone. To tell you the truth most japanese movies suck quality wise unless if you like horror and thriller movies.
    I think every country gots a different style of film making. India is mostly singing, Hong Kong is mostly action(well the ones made 10 years ago), Hollywood is just about the acting and script, and Japan is violent. I'm just a little interested in other country's movies anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagger Lee
    I going to start watching some Japanese Samurai films and I just want to know which ones are good to watch.
    Kurosawa's Ran is a film worthy of putting at the top of your list imo.
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