The film alternates powerful scenes of intrigue and stagy monomaniac rants by Yagyu with finely choreographed scenes of battle and duel; it has a powerful and tragic sense of the fragile sadness of things and the futility of all ambitions; Sonny Chiba is unusually impressive as Yagyu's most honourable son, the one-eyed Jubel.
On the DVD: Shogun Samurai on disc has minimal additional features: a short prose profile of Fukasaku Kinji and some promotional clips. Picture is anamorphic 16:9. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
i like athentic japanese films the costumes are are very good the scenery is very good the acting is very good. Read morePublished on 1 April 2013 by R. S. Kerr
Good video if you like blood and guts. Not a bad story line, but the good actors should have been allowed to show their skills, instead it was rather slasher typical.Published on 30 Dec. 2012 by Jan
Excellent film - good action and traditions. If you enjoy samurai and swordskills - youll enjoy this.