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Samurai Resurrection (2003)

Makai tenshô (original title)
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37,000 Peasants perished in the Shimbara Revolt: among them, the leader of that uprising, Shiro Amakusa. Amakusa is resurrected from hell bent on revenging the death of his fellow comrades ... See full summary »

Director:

Hideyuki Hirayama

Writers:

Satoko Okudera, Fûtarô Yamada (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yôsuke Kubozuka ... Amakusa Shiro Tokisada
Kumiko Asô ... Clara Oshina
Tetta Sugimoto Tetta Sugimoto ... Lord Tokugawa Yorinobu
Tomoka Kurotani Tomoka Kurotani ... Ohiro
Kazue Fukiishi Kazue Fukiishi ... Ohina
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi ... Date Kosaburo
Masaya Katô ... Araki Mataemon
Kyôzô Nagatsuka Kyôzô Nagatsuka ... Miyamoto Musashi
Kôichi Satô ... Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Nobutsuna Matsudaira
Arata Furuta ... Hozoin Inshun
Jun Kunimura
Akaji Maro ... Ieyasu Tokugawa
Katsuo Nakamura ... Yagyu Tajima-no-Kami Munenori
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka
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Storyline

37,000 Peasants perished in the Shimbara Revolt: among them, the leader of that uprising, Shiro Amakusa. Amakusa is resurrected from hell bent on revenging the death of his fellow comrades by over throwing the Shoganate. Shiro resurrects an army of living dead swordsmen by "Makai Tensho" (Demonic transmigration). Only the Legendary Samurai Jubei Yagyu, stands in his way! Written by Jessica Greenhood

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Vengeance From Hell


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

26 April 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Samurai Resurrection See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,502,114
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Araki Mataemon: Jubei, it is only to kill you that I have come back to life. Hiding behind your name, living idly from day to day ... How will the third generation of Yagyu fare in a real fight, I wonder?
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Connections

Remake of Samurai Reincarnation (1981) See more »

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"Film industry for the occidentals" strikes again
23 July 2004 | by lucianp_roSee all my reviews

This awful sf-action movie almost ruined my passion for the Japanese culture. It's a strange mixture of lots of legends (or facts) making them all look bad. Good think it didn't start as "Helen of Troy": 'Forget what you know! this is what really happened'. No sensation, no thrill cause we all know samurai heroes get to the end, just a little satanic mist that fills up the cup. Didn't seem as a 'low budget' either. Clubbing scenes lack in motive. The fighters don't Dance, it's true (as in Crouching Tiger) but they don't seem decided to strike.

Don't waste your time with this movie really. Doesn't say anything and doesn't show anything.


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