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The Warrior [DVD] [2001]
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on 11 May 2016
Great film" showing that there is more to life than the physical eye' ... Man holds job position handed down by forefathers, intends to do the same by his son but his conscience begins to bite and small questioning emerging in his mind about the ethics of serving a high lord unquestionably and the actions being performed. He begins to change' and hold back from his responsibilities... until one day while out killing in behalf of his master will' a spiritual occurrance takes place and the definate recognition' that all are connected one to the other' and there are grater forces at play in life" and in the following of one's consceience... One of the best I've seen... "Always Let Your Consceince Be Your Guide" springs to mind' from the wise words in Pinocceo's Walt Dysney childrens movie.
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on 1 February 2012
Quite a nice but simple story. Warriors save princess and deliver her safely to her intended destination. On the way they have to fight for her's and their own survival always against overwhelming odds but although losing the odd warrior now and again, most of them win through to fight on and on until the Princess is safe at her destination and the lone surviving warrior is on his way home to Korea. The acting isn't bad, the action is pretty violent and bloody but the Princess, being a proper lady, gets through without so much as a scratch! Pretty good eh! The film is dubbed in English so you don't have to read subtitles all the time. I may well watch it again some time.
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on 17 November 2009
The Warrior by a rather unknown Asif Kapadia is an absolute masterpiece of cinematography. Seemingly effortlessly, and almost wordlessly, it conveys a man's quest for redemption and for the understanding of life's essence. After turning his back on injustice killings and thus tragically losing his son, the Warrior takes on a pilgrimage to his homeland in the Himalayas. Though violent in a few scenes, it is generally very beautifully crafted (needless to say, it is not an action film). This film has been presented on DVD by the late Anthony Minghella and it does share similar visual scope and sensitivity. It is also good at recreating a picture of Indian desert town in the medieval times. Very highly recommended.
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on 17 March 2013
As usual no film jargon.
Unusual film. Slow in places. Good acting and direction.
If you are expecting lots of fight scenes - then no. But I liked this film. It has character and atmosphere.
Watch it again - definitely.
Worth the money - Yes. RJC.
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on 13 June 2011
What a movie. Tremendous stories of sacrifice, personal honour, human failings and heroics.
A great story.
Who is the warrior? Which one of the heroes that we experience?
Stunning.
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on 29 May 2013
as a collector of asian films, i really enjoyed this movie, would recommend it to all asian film buffs anywhere
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on 23 August 2011
Very exciting Chinese martial arts/adventure film with some great battle scenes.The female lead of the princess is played by the beautiful Zhang Ziyi, in one of her early films. This now completes my Zhang Ziyi collection, and was purchased at a very competive price.
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on 28 February 2013
I felt the narrative structure was a little lost on me. It resembled a film based on a short story. A little lacking in depth and plot
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on 15 March 2005
Every once in a while a great director manages to produce a work of such unsurpassed greatness that it is destined to stand amongst the greats for all time. This is such a film.
The story is about a group of Koreans whose quest to return home from China is turned into an epic struggle for survival against overwhelming odds when they go to the aid of a Ming princess.
It differs from most asian action movies in two ways. The first is in the action. It is wonderfully filmed but in a realistic manner. None of the silly artsy wire work which seems to be so poupular these days.
The second is that the acting is exceptional. The characters are given both a sense of nobility and depth along with a flawed humanity.
In my opinion Kim Sung-su has proved himself to be as good as Kurosawa, if not better. It was quite rightly described as "the biggest motion-picture event in Korean cinema history."
This film was also released under the title "The warrior" but if you look for it under that name then be careful. There is another film by that name and it sucks. For some reason the reviews for both films of that name come up for both of them.
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on 20 December 2016
The best warrior movie, I have seen, it's smooth, with great fighting skills
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