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In this exciting, visually dazzling epic from Akira Kurosawa, a petty thief named Kagemusha gets saved from a death sentence because he resembles the warlord Shingen Takeda. The warlord has been fighting two other leaders for control of 16th-century Japan and impersonators often take his place during battles to put him out of harm's way. Because of Kagemusha's strong physical similarities to the warlord, he's a perfect choice for a "shadow warrior."

However, the arrangement suddenly changes when Shingen gets fatally shot while watching a battle. Adhering to Shingen's final wish, the warlord's men keep the death a secret and Kagemusha takes his place. But Shingen's oldest son refuses to go along with the plan and leads his own attack on one of the enemy armies.

Although Kagemusha's true identity is eventually discovered and he's sent away, the now-brave "shadow warrior" joins the warlord's son to make a final heroic attack on the enemy.

Audio commentary from Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
'A Vision Realised' featurette
'Coppola, Lucas and Kagemusha' video interviews (18 mins)
'Kurosawa's Continuity' stills gallery
'Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create' featurette (41 mins)
U.S> trailers
Japanese trailers
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#1
Excellent price for what looks to be an excellent obscure(?) movie. Ordered for £4.75, yay.
#2
any 1 know if this is any good?
#3
good film but this is the international version that's been cut from by 30 minutes from the original japanese 3 hour . If you want the full length version you'd have to track down the Out-of-Print Criterion version (ebaying at the mo for £17)

FYI this steelbook version is going for over £20 in some places.... so yes...good deal if you're not a purist.
#4
Remember this is shown on BBC4 and/or 4Movies every few months so just record at that time. Personally i didn't really get on with this film but i know it is pretty highly regarded in some quarters.
#5
Like chap chap says.
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cliffio76
good film but this is the international version that's been cut from by 30 minutes from the original japanese 3 hour . If you want the full length version you'd have to track down the Out-of-Print Criterion version (ebaying at the mo for £17)

FYI this steelbook version is going for over £20 in some places.... so yes...good deal if you're not a purist.


Knowing Play it won't be the steelbook version even though the picture shows it!
#7
Mine has just arrived and it's the steelbook version.

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