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Legend of the Eight Samurai


aka: Satomi hakken-den
Japan 1983, 136 minutes
Dir. Fukasaku Kinji
In Japanese, English with English subtitles
Rating: [R]
Genres: Family, Action/Adventure, Cult / Martial Arts


Aroview: In an ancient unspecified era, eight samurai must battle supernatural forces, witches and other hazards to rescue a princess, who is about to be finished off by a vampiric warlord and his clan.

Taken from the renowned novel by Takizawa Bakin, this is a good-humoured romp through martial arts fantasyland, with the added bonus of the charismatic Chiba and Sanada to the fore.

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