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Hidden Blade [DVD]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Set in the mid-19th century, HIDDEN BLADE follows a samurai named Yaichiro on a journey away from his family and to Edo, Japan. Needed there for work, Yaichiro has no choice but to leave his loved ones behind to be looked after by his close friends and fellow samurais Munezo and Samon. What happens in his absence forms the substance of the film.
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    • Rating - Some violent material
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TVD2020

  • Credits
    Masatoshi Nagase, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Takako Matsu, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Tomoko Tabata
  • Critic Reviews
    "The film is tranquil, touching, and, in its climactic sword fight, excitingly real." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "By taking samurai-movie conventions and placing them in the harsh light daily survival...Mr. Yamada is illuminating the twilight of an entire way of life."
    New York Times

    "[I]t's the disarming delicacy of the central romance that provides the biggest pay-off."
    Sight and Sound

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