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5.0 out of 5 stars Shogun - long but well worth it, 25 Jun 2006
This review is from: Shogun [5 Disc Box Set] [DVD] (DVD)
Well just to add to the other positive reviews, this dvd box set is well worth having. If you've read the book then you'll find the dvd does justice to the story line only missing out minor scenes. The story and development of the characters gives a good insight into feudal japan and the way of the samurai. Whilst the dvds are in english by the end of the film you would have subconsciously learned some simple japanese language. Aside from the now classic story line that Clavell conveyed so well there are some very good extra features in the box set. The fifth disc contains many features such as background, interviews, the launch and making of the film, to name a few. Before buying this box set i was concerned about how it would change my interpretation of Clavells novel, however the author worked closely with the director in creating this set and it came out very well. There are some good effects considering the time and place it was made. Even though the film is quite old now it is still worth watching for younger generations with interest in Japanese culture or history, i would recommend reading the book and watching this afterwards, it can be simply an enjoyable watch if you have the patience for the length of this film or an experience that inspires you to learn more and watch more films like this. It certainly made me want to read more of Clavells books.
You get the fold out box set with decorated discs and such but also a card envelope with commentary in a little manual thing. all in all its a very good film that adds nicely to your dvd collection:>
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Initial post: 20 Apr 2011 16:17:09 BDT
hi, your review is really helpful. could you please tell me if theres is Bulgarian subtitles, i am buying it for my parents, and unfortunately they do not speak English. much appreciated
could you email me at liliya.tsocheva@iaslon.co.uk
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