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Azumi

Featuring: Aya Ueto, Shun Oguri & Hiroki Narimiya

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  The assasins path is a lonley one

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A group of children are brought up in a hut in a remote forest and are being trained to become assasins ,along the way to thier first mission in the outside world they encounter various situations which make them question their values . . .very bloody and has some emotional tension within the group

  The assasins path is a lonley one

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A group of children are brought up in a hut in a remote forest and are being trained to become assasins ,along the way to thier first mission in the outside world they encounter various situations which make them question their values . . .very bloody and has some emotional tension within the group

  "..AWESOME.."

| | See all sdx800's reviews (1725)

If you're big on Asian films with plenty of action and violence and bloody swordplay and over the top stunts and at the same time an awesome story, then you will certainly like AZUMI. Also on the plus side she is gorgeous so it's hard not to like her. Well worth the money a must own classic and unique film. Be sure to get AZUMI 2 as well it's equally as brilliant.

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  Rather well done Chambara

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An interesting take on Japanese history, it holds no allusions to being historically acurate, just very entertaining.
The fight sequences are enjoyable, and typically a picture says a thousand words in that the best scenes are unspoken. Not that the dialogue is bad, it holds up well, and the subtitles are a reasonably accurate translation for those who don't speak Japanese. Well worth a watch and Azumi 2 wraps the story up nicely. I would recommend this.

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  A new type of Samurai movie

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This is quite a special movie, it takes the old traditional Samurai elements and fits them nicely with a Hollywood feel. Azumi doesn't look or feel like your average kind of Japanese sword slashing movie, everything is different, camera moves, the colours, the shades...everything is slightly different. Which is a brilliant thing, it makes Azumi a very unique movie. The costumes in this movie are quite original, no one is used to seeing assassins wearing purple sexy outfits, and no one is used to seeing the villian wearing white make up and carrying a flower. I personally feel nearer the beginning a lot of the fights look fake, but as the movie goes on they look a lot more real and generally get a lot better. This is a fun movie, a traditional Japanese story, with the new look and feel of modern cinema.

  Sweet!

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I really enjoyed this one and it even left good room for a sequel. The fighting and everything was great despite a few noticeable blue screen scenes, which I think add a little character to it. If some easy entertainment is what your after it a good film for a Sunday night to chill from the weekend.

However, the subtitles are burnt into the film and cannot be removed which annoying for the Japanese speaker. The extras are good but they do talk about a load of techniques that have been used in every other film too, which puts you to sleep.

Overall, Thumbs up!

  Gag

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What a load of old tosh. Probably the worst Asian film I've bought. Just about everything is bad about it. The music is dire, the actors are poor, especially the main part. Costumes are embarrasing and the direction hideous - If you want good Asian try Zatoichi.

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  ACE!!!

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another brilliant transfer from comic to screen. a young female assassin causing mayhem with a sword. what more can you want.
excellent story and acting incorporating great action sequences, culminating in a blood soaked finale.
puts princess blade in the shade!!

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  Great film, not so good disc...

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This is a great piece of escapist martial arts action from the director of Versus with stunning set-piece sword fights which show up just how scelrotic, boring and clichéd Hollywood action movies have become (and made on a far lower budget).

Unfortunately the film is let down by the DVD transfer. Sound is stereo only (a huge shame with a kinetic film like this, although, sadly, not unusual for Western releases of Japanese action movies), subtitles are burnt in (which are ugly and indicates the DVD transfer was made from a Western print of the movie rather than a true master) and the transfer itself is low bit rate (rarely getting above 5Mb/s) with poor colour and noticeable noise in the blacks (not unlike the early DVD prints of Hard Boiled).

Still, having said all that, this is a fantastic film and, short of learning Japanese and importing the Japan version, this disc is the only way we can enjoy it.

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  Sexy cast, Sexy acting, chicks with swords.

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Yeah 3 ingredients, make this film definatly one to watch. Excellent sword play film, with a dominant female cast.

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