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13 Assassins

Featuring: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada & Yûsuke Iseya

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Classic samurai film

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This to me is far and away the best samurai film I have watched. That includes films by Kurosawa. The intrigue. The fight scenes. The sets. All come together in perfectly. A film that I never tire of watching.

  Classic samurai film

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This to me is far and away the best samurai film I have watched. That includes films by Kurosawa. The intrigue. The fight scenes. The sets. All come together in perfectly. A film that I never tire of watching.

  Honor and Fate

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A period drama where in a group of men are set the mission of killing a lord. The lord is an out of control man who takes pleasure in the killing of others, it is crucial for the future of Japan that his ruthless man is stopped from taking up his place at council. The movie is fast paced and action packed, there is a lot of suspense and it never leads you unsatisfied. The movie features one of the longest fight scenes in cinema, it lasts for almost half of the movie, however it doesn't get tedious or boring. The movie is filled with a lot of traditional Japanese themes surrounding the samurai lifestyle. It's a movie which teaches the meaning of honor and fate, what it means to live in honor and to take fate as it comes. It's a deep movie which entertains from start to finish. Must See!

  Up there with Seven Samurai' and 'Akira'

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This is a master class in story telling,the first half of the movie introduces each character and lays out the plot developement ,A young Lord is abusing and even killing indiscriminately,a plan to assasinate him is hatched and skilled samurai are chosen to accomplish the mission .

  Up there with Seven Samurai' and 'Akira'

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This is a master class in story telling,the first half of the movie introduces each character and lays out the plot developement ,A young Lord is abusing and even killing indiscriminately,a plan to assasinate him is hatched and skilled samurai are chosen to accomplish the mission .

  another asian masterpiece

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great film, 13 samuria and ronin who still believe in honour etc come together to stand against a warlord who has been committing attrocities on innocents. first hour introduces us to main characters and then film kicks off when the samuria make their stand. fantastic sword play a must for fans old and new.

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  excellent

| | See all MagicCabbage's reviews (27)

I must admit that I do like Japanese films (when they do them well) and let's face it, they are always going to do the samurai film well.
This is almost a modern day version of kurosawas masterpiece 7 samurai.
Although it does help to understand the mindset of the samurai to understand why they come together to fight, it isn't imperative.
Unlike many modern films, you really do care about the group as they come together for the climatic battle and you do feel sadness at times.
A highly recommended film for anyone who likes Japanese cinema or those who just want a film where you care about the people involved.

  Top Class!

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Requires a bit of effort when watching it but well worth it. Excellent storyline, good acting, and a little humour. Builds slowly to set the scene & establish the characters & finishes with a huge battle scene at the end. If you liked Red Cliff or Hero, you'll want to see this.

  A SAMURAI MARVEL

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a story about the code the honour and the way of a true samurai..
basic plot is an evil lord with a big army does horrible things to people and 13 samurai get together to take him down..
now the first hour the story introduces you to the code and the ways of the samurai and ronin and whos who not to much action but it does move along at a good pace...as for the last 30 to 40 mins wear talking pure hardcore samurai action nonstop and its epic...if you like your zatoichi azumi movies you should enjoy this highly recommend...