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Hirokin: The Last Samurai (2012)

Hirokin (original title)
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A reluctant samurai with a dark past sets off on a mission to fulfill his destiny.

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Alejo Mo-Sun

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Alejo Mo-Sun
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Bentley ... Hirokin
Jessica Szohr ... Orange
Angus Macfadyen ... Moss
Laura Ramsey ... Maren
Julian Sands ... Griffin
Mercedes Manning ... Terra
Justin Shilton ... Cain
Rodney Charles ... Honsu
Esteban Powell ... Sevren
Newton Kaneshiro Newton Kaneshiro ... Airborne
Max Martini ... Renault
Rowena Koenig ... Pheon (as Rowena Zirbel)
Daz Crawford ... Kore
Robert Fleet ... 1st Rebel Leader
Lauren Mo-Sun ... Audowen
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On a planet where humans must scavenge the post-apocalyptic barren wasteland, Hirokin, a reluctant samurai with a dark past sets off on a mission to fulfill his destiny. Having fought to the death to save his wife and son from the planet's evil dictator, Griffin, and his elite army of warriors, the lone samurai is left for dead in the vast desert. Armed with his samurai blade Hirokin is forced to choose between avenging the murder of his family and fighting for the freedom of his people. As he goes into war he'll discover a shocking revelation about his family leaving revenge running through his veins. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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The fate of man lies in the hands of a warrior.


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There are two different versions of the opening scroll at the beginning of the film. In the original theatrical version, the scroll reads: "Planet Aradius. The Arid people, believers of the Wei, have been enslaved and oppressed by humans for over a millennium. In recent years, the planet's declining population has become plagued by infertility. The ruthless viceroy - The Griffin - has begun an unyielding campaign to find and kill the Arid rebel leader - Moss - who speaks of rebellion". But in other versions of the film in other countries, the opening scroll is different and it reads: "Humankind came to the planet Aradius to trade for the mineral "Aradium" - a mineral ore that allows massive metal objects to float. When the Aradium was all but depleted, most of the humans abandoned Aradius - leaving behind refuse, disease and infertility. The Arid people, distinguished by veins on the palm of their hands, found themselves under the oppressive rule of a human viceroy known as "The Griffin". Their only hope: an Arid leader named "Moss" who calls for a rebellion that could finally free Aradius from the tyrant." See more »

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Potential waisted
30 September 2012 | by zorrekSee all my reviews

Badly directed with even worse editing this story had a lot of potential. Fails miserably as entertainment, screen play and dialogue are even worse than the directing and editing. Production quality is almost there and the acting looks like it was all first takes with little rehearsal. I also saw bits from other movies, Gladiator, Star Wars a little of Dune. Plenty of good looking sorts in it, but even they can't save this festering mess. It would not have taken too much to have turned this into blockbuster, get Joss Weadon in to rewrite the screenplay and direct. Pay the actors a little more and give them some time to rehears.


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Release Date:

6 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dumont Dunes, California, USA See more »

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