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Old 12-19-03, 04:02 PM
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Help with good Samurai DVDs.

With the new movie out (Last Samurai) im getting more into good samurai movies. I want to pick up some on dvd and am asking you people which ones are worth getting. I do know about the kurosawa films. But are there any other Samurai films I should look into. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Here's a good start list

The Zatoichi films (Animeigo and Home Vision)
Sword of Doom
The 47 Ronin
Samurai Trilogy (Samurai I - III, Criterion)
Lone Wolf and Cub films (Animego, first two are available and more to come)
Shogun (miniseries, questionable at times but worthwhile)

There's a lot more out there but
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I'm sure everyone here will suggest many non-region 1 DVDs for you. But I'm assuming you don't have a region free player.

You said you know about all the Kurosawa movies, so I'd suggest the first DVDs you should get are:

Lone Wolf & Cub: Sword Of Vengence

Lone Wolf & Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

The Samurai Trilogy

Samurai Fiction: 2-Disc set - A bit offbeat but still an excellent film.

And you can never go wrong starting on the Zatoichi series.
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If you go to Amazon.com and type in the word "saumrai" in the DVD search box you'll end up with 49 hits. That might be a good place to start. Seems that we are not making too many suggestions for you. I too like the Samurai movies, but I had no idea that there were 49 of them to choose from!!! Good grief! How to choose!
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one word Kurosawa

start with
Seven Samurai
Ran
The Hidden Fortress
and just keep going
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Originally posted by travlr
one word Kurosawa

start with
Seven Samurai
Ran
The Hidden Fortress
and just keep going
7 words:

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