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Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai.
Those are the three greatest samurai movies around even.

I also like Kumonosu jo, Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Samurai Rebellion.
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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai.
Those are the three greatest samurai movies around even.

I also like Kumonosu jo, Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Samurai Rebellion.


never heard of those
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desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai.
Those are the three greatest samurai movies around even.

I also like Kumonosu jo, Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Samurai Rebellion.


never heard of those


DUDE! You have to see them!
Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai are the three Akira Kurosawa Classics. They are known as the greatest of Jidaigeki. Seven Samurai and Rashomon are also listed on the list of greatest movies of all time and greatest Japanese Movie, and Greatest Foreign Movie as well.

Yojimbo is one of the most clever stories ever written and has been retold in many forms. It has been remade in the form of the western "A Fistful of Dollars" [starring Clint Eastwood], and the gangster thriller Last Man Standing [starring Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken]

Rashomon pioneered the plot device/technique in which a story is told in different POV's. It has inspired with the technique, "The Rashomon Device," used in movies such as Crash [staring Brenden Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Sandra Bullock, and Matt Dillon]
Vantage Point[staring Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt],
Courage Under Fire[Staring Denzel Washington and Matt Damon],
and Basic[Staring John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson] and has been remade into the western "Outrage."

It has also inspired a psychological term called "The Rashomon effect" in which subjectivity of a person's perception is differs in contrast to another's.

Seven Samurai beat The Godfather and Star Wars out lists of the Greatest Movies in History.
It has been remade as the western "The Magnificent Seven." [Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and the ultimate baddass Charles Bronson.]

Even the Star Wars saga takes many nods from Kurosawa's legendary films.

For example, The Hidden Fortress was the inspiration for Star Wars.
Many hints in the saga are homages to Kurosawa's movies like Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, and Rashomon.

See how epic and legendary these films are?

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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai.
Those are the three greatest samurai movies around even.

I also like Kumonosu jo, Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Samurai Rebellion.


never heard of those


DUDE! You have to see them!
Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai are the three Akira Kurosawa Classics. They are known as the greatest of Jidaigeki. Seven Samurai and Rashomon are also listed on the list of greatest movies of all time and greatest Japanese Movie, and Greatest Foreign Movie as well.

Yojimbo is one of the most clever stories ever written and has been retold in many forms. It has been remade in the form of the western "A Fistful of Dollars" [starring Clint Eastwood], and the gangster thriller Last Man Standing [starring Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken]

Rashomon pioneered the plot device/technique in which a story is told in different POV's. It has inspired with the technique, "The Rashomon Device," used in movies such as Crash [staring Brenden Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Sandra Bullock, and Matt Dillon]
Vantage Point[staring Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt],
Courage Under Fire[Staring Denzel Washington and Matt Damon],
and Basic[Staring John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson] and has been remade into the western "Outrage."

It has also inspired a psychological term called "The Rashomon effect" in which subjectivity of a person's perception is differs in contrast to another's.

Seven Samurai beat The Godfather and Star Wars out lists of the Greatest Movies in History.
It has been remade as the western "The Magnificent Seven." [Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and the ultimate baddass Charles Bronson.]

Even the Star Wars saga takes many nods from Kurosawa's legendary films.

For example, The Hidden Fortress was the inspiration for Star Wars.
Many hints in the saga are homages to Kurosawa's movies like Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, and Rashomon.

See how epic and legendary these films are?



ill see wat i can do, might go to the nearest video store
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desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai.
Those are the three greatest samurai movies around even.

I also like Kumonosu jo, Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Samurai Rebellion.


never heard of those


DUDE! You have to see them!
Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai are the three Akira Kurosawa Classics. They are known as the greatest of Jidaigeki. Seven Samurai and Rashomon are also listed on the list of greatest movies of all time and greatest Japanese Movie, and Greatest Foreign Movie as well.

Yojimbo is one of the most clever stories ever written and has been retold in many forms. It has been remade in the form of the western "A Fistful of Dollars" [starring Clint Eastwood], and the gangster thriller Last Man Standing [starring Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken]

Rashomon pioneered the plot device/technique in which a story is told in different POV's. It has inspired with the technique, "The Rashomon Device," used in movies such as Crash [staring Brenden Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Sandra Bullock, and Matt Dillon]
Vantage Point[staring Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt],
Courage Under Fire[Staring Denzel Washington and Matt Damon],
and Basic[Staring John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson] and has been remade into the western "Outrage."

It has also inspired a psychological term called "The Rashomon effect" in which subjectivity of a person's perception is differs in contrast to another's.

Seven Samurai beat The Godfather and Star Wars out lists of the Greatest Movies in History.
It has been remade as the western "The Magnificent Seven." [Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and the ultimate baddass Charles Bronson.]

Even the Star Wars saga takes many nods from Kurosawa's legendary films.

For example, The Hidden Fortress was the inspiration for Star Wars.
Many hints in the saga are homages to Kurosawa's movies like Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, and Rashomon.

See how epic and legendary these films are?



ill see wat i can do, might go to the nearest video store


Cool I really think you'd like them. Seven Samurai is a bit long but is a great story and has legendary acting.
Yojimbo is by far the most action packed with a real badass as a titular character.
Rashomon is more of a thriller/crime drama with samurai.



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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai.
Those are the three greatest samurai movies around even.

I also like Kumonosu jo, Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Samurai Rebellion.


never heard of those


DUDE! You have to see them!
Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai are the three Akira Kurosawa Classics. They are known as the greatest of Jidaigeki. Seven Samurai and Rashomon are also listed on the list of greatest movies of all time and greatest Japanese Movie, and Greatest Foreign Movie as well.

Yojimbo is one of the most clever stories ever written and has been retold in many forms. It has been remade in the form of the western "A Fistful of Dollars" [starring Clint Eastwood], and the gangster thriller Last Man Standing [starring Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken]

Rashomon pioneered the plot device/technique in which a story is told in different POV's. It has inspired with the technique, "The Rashomon Device," used in movies such as Crash [staring Brenden Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Sandra Bullock, and Matt Dillon]
Vantage Point[staring Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt],
Courage Under Fire[Staring Denzel Washington and Matt Damon],
and Basic[Staring John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson] and has been remade into the western "Outrage."

It has also inspired a psychological term called "The Rashomon effect" in which subjectivity of a person's perception is differs in contrast to another's.

Seven Samurai beat The Godfather and Star Wars out lists of the Greatest Movies in History.
It has been remade as the western "The Magnificent Seven." [Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and the ultimate baddass Charles Bronson.]

Even the Star Wars saga takes many nods from Kurosawa's legendary films.

For example, The Hidden Fortress was the inspiration for Star Wars.
Many hints in the saga are homages to Kurosawa's movies like Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, and Rashomon.

See how epic and legendary these films are?



ill see wat i can do, might go to the nearest video store


Cool I really think you'd like them. Seven Samurai is a bit long but is a great story and has legendary acting.
Yojimbo is by far the most action packed with a real badass as a titular character.
Rashomon is more of a thriller/crime drama with samurai.





i just want action dont care about drama i think drama iz good for certain movies, but movies that have ninjas,samurais, agents, war lords, fighters and etc... shouldn't have alot of drama
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desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai.
Those are the three greatest samurai movies around even.

I also like Kumonosu jo, Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Samurai Rebellion.


never heard of those


DUDE! You have to see them!
Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai are the three Akira Kurosawa Classics. They are known as the greatest of Jidaigeki. Seven Samurai and Rashomon are also listed on the list of greatest movies of all time and greatest Japanese Movie, and Greatest Foreign Movie as well.

Yojimbo is one of the most clever stories ever written and has been retold in many forms. It has been remade in the form of the western "A Fistful of Dollars" [starring Clint Eastwood], and the gangster thriller Last Man Standing [starring Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken]

Rashomon pioneered the plot device/technique in which a story is told in different POV's. It has inspired with the technique, "The Rashomon Device," used in movies such as Crash [staring Brenden Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Sandra Bullock, and Matt Dillon]
Vantage Point[staring Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt],
Courage Under Fire[Staring Denzel Washington and Matt Damon],
and Basic[Staring John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson] and has been remade into the western "Outrage."

It has also inspired a psychological term called "The Rashomon effect" in which subjectivity of a person's perception is differs in contrast to another's.

Seven Samurai beat The Godfather and Star Wars out lists of the Greatest Movies in History.
It has been remade as the western "The Magnificent Seven." [Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and the ultimate baddass Charles Bronson.]

Even the Star Wars saga takes many nods from Kurosawa's legendary films.

For example, The Hidden Fortress was the inspiration for Star Wars.
Many hints in the saga are homages to Kurosawa's movies like Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, and Rashomon.

See how epic and legendary these films are?



ill see wat i can do, might go to the nearest video store


Cool I really think you'd like them. Seven Samurai is a bit long but is a great story and has legendary acting.
Yojimbo is by far the most action packed with a real badass as a titular character.
Rashomon is more of a thriller/crime drama with samurai.





i just want action dont care about drama i think drama iz good for certain movies, but movies that have ninjas,samurais, agents, war lords, fighters and etc... shouldn't have alot of drama


Well action without drama lessens the depth of a movie.
Essentially drama signifies a struggle or a conflict. Action devoid of conflict is both unrealistic and not really possible.
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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


desfines07 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai.
Those are the three greatest samurai movies around even.

I also like Kumonosu jo, Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, and Samurai Rebellion.


never heard of those


DUDE! You have to see them!
Yojimbo, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai are the three Akira Kurosawa Classics. They are known as the greatest of Jidaigeki. Seven Samurai and Rashomon are also listed on the list of greatest movies of all time and greatest Japanese Movie, and Greatest Foreign Movie as well.

Yojimbo is one of the most clever stories ever written and has been retold in many forms. It has been remade in the form of the western "A Fistful of Dollars" [starring Clint Eastwood], and the gangster thriller Last Man Standing [starring Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken]

Rashomon pioneered the plot device/technique in which a story is told in different POV's. It has inspired with the technique, "The Rashomon Device," used in movies such as Crash [staring Brenden Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Sandra Bullock, and Matt Dillon]
Vantage Point[staring Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt],
Courage Under Fire[Staring Denzel Washington and Matt Damon],
and Basic[Staring John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson] and has been remade into the western "Outrage."

It has also inspired a psychological term called "The Rashomon effect" in which subjectivity of a person's perception is differs in contrast to another's.

Seven Samurai beat The Godfather and Star Wars out lists of the Greatest Movies in History.
It has been remade as the western "The Magnificent Seven." [Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and the ultimate baddass Charles Bronson.]

Even the Star Wars saga takes many nods from Kurosawa's legendary films.

For example, The Hidden Fortress was the inspiration for Star Wars.
Many hints in the saga are homages to Kurosawa's movies like Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, and Rashomon.

See how epic and legendary these films are?



ill see wat i can do, might go to the nearest video store


Cool I really think you'd like them. Seven Samurai is a bit long but is a great story and has legendary acting.
Yojimbo is by far the most action packed with a real badass as a titular character.
Rashomon is more of a thriller/crime drama with samurai.





i just want action dont care about drama i think drama iz good for certain movies, but movies that have ninjas,samurais, agents, war lords, fighters and etc... shouldn't have alot of drama


Well action without drama lessens the depth of a movie.
Essentially drama signifies a struggle or a conflict. Action devoid of conflict is both unrealistic and not really possible.


i didn't say i dont want drama at all, i just dont want alot of it
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Drama is annoying if it is dragged on too long.
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i thought the "last samurai" was pretty good but havent seen much samurai movies...... haaaa ya!!!
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My fav for now is "dororo". Does "garo" count? it's pretty good show.
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My fav for now is "dororo". Does "garo" count? it's pretty good show.


Garo ?? never heard of that, iz it a samurai movie ?
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zanmatosuke wrote:

My fav for now is "dororo". Does "garo" count? it's pretty good show.


Garo ?? never heard of that, iz it a samurai movie ?


I'm not sure if it qualifies as a samurai movie. here's the link http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/GARO

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desfines07 wrote:


zanmatosuke wrote:

My fav for now is "dororo". Does "garo" count? it's pretty good show.


Garo ?? never heard of that, iz it a samurai movie ?


I'm not sure if it qualifies as a samurai movie. here's the link http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/GARO



Haha no, that's not a samurai movie. It's a tokusatsu. The same kind of show as Power Rangers and Ultraman.

I posted the following in the Samurai Anime thread which explains samurai anime. The same principles apply to movies, so I edited it to fit.

Chanbara refers to swashbuckling. Swashbuckling [blade to blade dueling with many parries and blocks] is actually non-existent in Japanese martial arts such as Kenjutsu. The term in the use of a genre was first implemented to classify those movies which center around wild and unrealistic sword fighting like the movies Zatoichi and Lone Wolf and Cub. Chanbara is often considered to be taking a piss on culture and tradition.

Jidaigeki refers to a genre of film or anime or manga in which the setting is in Japan often in the Sengokujidai and Edojidai. Post-Sengokujidai times like during the Nanbokucho wars or the Gempei wars would be accepted as well. Post-Meijijidai are not considered Jidaigeki so for example; anime such as Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin and Naruto are out as Samurai X involves the Meijijidai and Naruto is not even set in Japan.

A "Samurai Movie" can mean only two things.
1. A movie that revolves around characters who are samurai..
or 2. A movie centering around samurai's everyday life or directly about samurai.
But to be honest there is no known genre called "Samurai Movie"

Again using anime as an example; Even Samurai Champloo and Afro Samurai would not be Samurai Anime as the main characters on Samurai Champloo are Ronin and thus no longer exist as samurai. Afro Samurai has nothing to do with samurai at all. It's called that for a catchy marketing ring.

For example; Just because someone uses kenjutsu and follows bushido and wears kimono and hakama doesn't make them a samurai as a samurai is defined as a vassal-knight serving under a daimyo. it is a social class and has a concrete definition.
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