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    Azumi (film)

    I just saw Azumi, picked it up at the local video rental store. Mtv Asiamania so the American people have probably watched this thing loooong ago...
    Oh well.

    I expected nothing much, and at first, that's exactly what I got. The originality is feh for the most part, the effects so-so at best and the fights
    are not bad but not great either, mostly because the cast has clearly no experience with a sword.

    Somehow though this film became a guilty pleasure for me to watch:

    First of all the crimson goodness is plentiful.
    Second, there is one particular insane bad guy who just suits Hassun so well...(except for the girly stuff)
    Third, Azumi is played by Aya Ueto, who doesn't look bad at all...
    Fourth, it's pretty amusing to watch
    Fifth, it's not entirely predictable (although most of it is).
    Sixth, It's based on a manga (which can be good or VERY bad) by Yu Koyama.



    Yeah, well some other interesting things:

    I read the Japanese runtime is 142 min, the Euro one is 128 min...
    I don't like that...
    The action is choreographed by Yuta Morokaji, he did Zelda: Ocarina of time
    There is also a second Azumi film called 'Azumi 2 Death or love'
    The most fun fact however is that Hideo Kojima, the godlike developer of the MG(S) series has a small (very small) cameo in it.
    Riuhei Kitamura directed it, he also made Versus, which I have yet to see

    So I guess this is one of those laid back chambara films... Those can't hurt from time to time.


    Anyone else seen it? Thoughts? Info? Especially if you know something about the length difference...
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    Violent is it? Well I'm sold. It sounds pretty interesting going by what you've said, i'll try and keep an eye out for it. What year was it made by the way?

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    I really liked Azumi i hear the second one is in production and it has that girl from battle royale and killbill, umm you know that really evil and sadistic one umm my type

    Seriously the dude in the white was an awesome character huh. if you liked Azume maybe you'll like Invincible and Versus.Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by GamesTesterJan
    I really liked Azumi i hear the second one is in production and it has that girl from battle royale and killbill, umm you know that really evil and sadistic one umm my type

    Seriously the dude in the white was an awesome character huh. if you liked Azume maybe you'll like Invincible and Versus.Jan
    The 'evil godess' Chiaki Kuriyama...
    I'd really like to see versus but I can't find it anywhere around here...

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    Versus is an incredibly good horror film that you should DEFINATELY check out, if you can't find a copy around your area, then order the directors cut here http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.c...68&promotion=y Worth every penny.

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    Versus is good more of a cult film, Azumi is a wonderfully laid out film I loved just about everything about it from the costumes, locations, the fight choreography just everything was very well done. Glad I have em both on DVD w0000000t and didn't know a 2nd one *runs to Ebay* lol

    where is Hideo I never noticed him O_O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybergig1
    Versus is good more of a cult film, Azumi is a wonderfully laid out film I loved just about everything about it from the costumes, locations, the fight choreography just everything was very well done. Glad I have em both on DVD w0000000t and didn't know a 2nd one *runs to Ebay* lol

    where is Hideo I never noticed him O_O
    He's almost impossible to spot, I didn't notice him either but he was subjected to a short interview in the extras.
    He's just one of the 200 guys in the end...



    Thank you for the link RO, but do you have anything with region 0 or 2?
    I'm from Europe you see...

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