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Historically-based Movies

Postby Frumious Boojum » Mon 03.27.2006 11:41 am

I've been watching too much in the way of Japanese horror lately. Would like to expand into other genres as much as possible.

Right now, what I would like to expand into are some movies with as much of historical accuracy as possible for a movie. Fiction or non-fiction. Just something that might get me to learn something on Japan's history and be entertained at the same time. So, other than such standards as Seven Samurai, what would you reccomend?

Region Codes aren't a problem, but I would like to have English subtitles as my Japanese isn't yet good enough for an entire movie...
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RE: Historically-based Movies

Postby AJBryant » Mon 03.27.2006 2:21 pm

Kagemusha, Samurai Banners, Ran, Throne of Blood, Sanjuro, Rashomon, Yojimbo, Harakiri, Ugetsu, Gate of Hell, Onibaba...


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RE: Historically-based Movies

Postby kappa » Mon 06.19.2006 11:46 am

I cant think of any films off of the top of my head now, but I can think of PS2 games that have aroused my interest and has led me into further reading and also are just fantastic games anyway!
Onimusha 1, 2, blade warriors, 3 and 4 (although onimusha 1 and 2 are the best!)
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RE: Historically-based Movies

Postby Schattenjedi » Mon 06.19.2006 12:31 pm

I just started watching the NHK Taiga series "Shinsengumi". So far it's been very entertaining.
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RE: Historically-based Movies

Postby coco » Wed 06.21.2006 4:01 pm

jediさん。大河ドラマの「新撰組」がもし好きだったら、
この↓サイトが役に立つかも^^
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~swing/shinsengumi2004.html

今年の大河ドラマの方が出来がいい …と私は思う。
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RE: Historically-based Movies

Postby Txkun » Wed 09.20.2006 3:02 am

yesterday I saw and enjoyed very much this movie:
Twilight Samurai http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0351817/
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RE: Historically-based Movies

Postby Sakana_12345 » Wed 10.25.2006 6:22 am

The Last Samurai.














Just kidding. :)
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RE: Historically-based Movies

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 10.25.2006 9:40 am

nothing wrong with the last samurai if you like action.. if you want historical, it certainly lacks something.... authentic.... but then again, sometimes, even an unbelievable story is compelling to watch
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RE: Historically-based Movies

Postby neo2407 » Wed 10.25.2006 11:49 am

two_heads_talking wrote:
nothing wrong with the last samurai if you like action.. if you want historical, it certainly lacks something.... authentic.... but then again, sometimes, even an unbelievable story is compelling to watch


I agree, it's quite a good film for action and I quite like it. But historicly it...well sucks lol.
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