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Rurouni Kenshin - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] [2012] [Region Free]

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  • Actors: Yu Aoi, Takeru Sato, Teruyuki Kagawa
  • Directors: Keishi Ohtomo
  • Format: Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Feb. 2014
  • Run Time: 134 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EZQOJBQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,138 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Nearly 140 years ago, in the last days of the Shoguns, there was a man known as "Battosai the Killer," feared as the most powerful assassin. He was faster than a god, stronger than a demon, and had a leading spirit of the Meiji Restoration. In a flash he downs any number of opponents. Once he pulled out his sword, nobody survived against him. As the war ended and the new Meiji era came, Battosai vanished from the world. The only thing that remained was his legend.

10 years later, a man appeared in a world still in disarray. His name is Kenshin Himura, a wanderer who saves people with a back-blade sword that cannot kill. This is Battosai the Killer, who has taken a pledge never to kill again. In order to bring peace to the world so that his loved ones can live safely. Now Kenshin's battle begins.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Chu on 20 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I'll admit bias as a fan of the original manga and anime, but Rurouni Kenshin manages to be a fantastic adaptation of the first "arc" of the series. While not lacking for action sequences--and they are quite fantastic action sequences--the live-action version has stripped the series of its more over-the-top bits (except for Jin-E's paralysis technique) and replaced it with more kinetic, free-flowing setpieces that are acrobatic and fast-paced.

Two of my favorite characters have taken hits in the backstory department (Yahiko and Sanosuke) but all of the protagonists' personalities shine through in the performances given them. The majority of the antagonists have been condensed into two characters--Kanryu Takeda from Megumi's opening arc is the mastermind behind a lot of the plot, with Jin-E Udo as his second--and while Kanryu is one mustache twirling away from being able to summon puppies and kittens for the express purpose of kicking them, the sad fact is that a lot of the early villains were two-dimensional and had no way of being painted otherwise. Jin-E's arc is quite faithful, though, and allows him to have a slightly deeper backstory.

While the steelbook is extremely pretty (if spartan), there are virtually no extras on the disc save for a trailer. No making-of materials, no interviews, no commentaries (which would be in Japanese anyway, if they made them). You paid for the movie, and they're giving you the movie. Hopefully that's enough to satisfy you--at £10 (when I purchased it) I thought it was a good deal, but at £20 only die-hard fans of Japanese cinema and the anime/manga need apply. Quite a pity that this is the only way to legitimately acquire the movie in English at all.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By K. G. A. Alavi on 31 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Great movie. Being a huge fan of the Rurouni Kenshin animated series (wondering samurai) and the original comics I was afraid this was going to get the Dragonballs Z treatment of not having the motion picture live up the originals. I am glad to say that it does. This movie is based on the Tokyo arc, there are slight changes made for the change in formats, but nothing I could not live with. I like the way the film started on the last day of the revelation showing Hitokiri Battousai in action before he became Kenshin. Another great thing about the movie is that it shows there were good soldiers on both sides of the war, who truly believed in the ideas there were fighting for.

There are more guns in this movie, which I think works especially when it comes to emphasising Kenshin's amazing speed. There are great action sequences in the movie. I though the fights were done very well. I especially like the way that Kenshin is slightly diminished by his vow not to kill. When he does fight warriors that were close to his equals as Battousai this weakness is flagged up more clearly. Also using the reverse blade sword so he does not deliver a killing stroke even if he needs to makes fights harder for him. Though having said that getting hit in the head a super speed even with a blunt piece of metal is probably more than enough to kill most people outside of the movies.

The story. Hitokiri Battousai is the top assassin of the revolutionaries, actually assassins is the term used in the movie and the series but I would say he is their top warrior. Usually turning the tide of battle single handily. On the final day of the revolution after the revolutionaries' win, Battousai walks off the battle field leaving his sword behind seemingly not hear from again for 14 year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adam D. Prody on 5 Jun. 2014
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They did a great job getting the major points of season 1 into 2 hours of movie. They completely changed the oniwaban group for time purposes. They couldn't give the group the depth and story they deserved so they changed them. I was happy to see the change rather then a hollow story behind the infamous group.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By nyaff on 14 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
I was lucky enough to catch this at a local cinema. It was only on for a week unfortunately. Everything comes together in this film- visuals, action, music, story, screenplay and acting.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bobby Klump on 10 May 2014
Format: DVD
I was not familiar with Rurouni Kenshin. So I rented the DVD from amazon.

Rurouni Kenshin was enjoyable and the story was straight forward. The main character and good guy Kenshin try's to help others and find harmony.

The hero Kenshin is very feminine looking especially when wearing a scarlet red robe belonging to Kenshin's dead master and teacher.

The villains are also entertaining. The spectacle wearing nerdy drug baron Kingpin is sneaky and conniving and assisted by a tough and evil antagonist named Jin-e.

Hired Assassin Jin-e can kill by looking at his victims with his grey and black eyes

There are lots of other great sword fighting ninja films available like the' pinky `films from the 1970s which inspired Tarantinos kill Bill, to kitanos millennium version of zatoichi.

I am looking forward to the Rurouni Kenshin sequel.

Rurouni Kenshin is Worth renting
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I picked this up after reading very favourable newspaper reviews of the sequel and in fairness it's very good. All the ingredients are there: our hero vows never to kill again after years as a government killer; soon he discovers local gangsters are terrorizing the town and have their own killing machine. Can he keep his vow?
Many of the fight scenes are well choreographed, and some of the characters are very likeable: my only criticism is the hero takes a long time to get mad. Oh: and of course we have the obligatory 2 heroes taking on 250. Never mind; it's still far better than many current releases, though it could do with the harder edge of the likes of Azumi.
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