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    Unique ID Code: 0000035416
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 8/6/2002 19:13
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    Kagemusha (UK)

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    "Swift as the wind. Silent as the forest. Fierce as the fire. Immovable as the mountain"
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 152 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Shingen, a powerful warlord, has become as legendary as the motto emblazoned on his war banners: "Swift as the wind. Silent as the forest. Fierce as the fire. Immovable as the mountain." As he lies dying from his battle wounds, Shingen orders his clan to find a double to replace him - to keep his death secret so that his enemies will not attack. The man chosen for this role is called Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior). However, Kagemusha turns out to be a petty criminal who must somehow transform himself into a great leader and command the allegiance of 25,000 Samurai warriors.
    An epic drama of feudal conflict in 16th century Japan, Kagemusha was nominated for two 1980 Academy Awards® (Art Direction/Set Decoration and Best Foreign Language Film) and was co-winner of the grand prize at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. Co-executive produced by Francis Coppola and George Lucas, Kagemusha remains a milestone in the brilliant career of director Akira Kurosawa.

    Special Features:

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 4.0 Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Akira Kurosawa

    Written By:

    Hideo Murota
    Shuji Otaki
    Kota Yui
    Kenichi Hagiwara
    Tsutomu Yamazaki
    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Soundtrack By:
    Shinichirô Ikebe

    Director of Photography:
    Shoji Ueda
    Masaharu Ueda
    Takao Saitô
    Asakazu Nakai
    Kazuo Miyagawa

    Production Designer:
    Yoshirô Muraki

    Akira Kurosawa

    Executive Producer:
    Tomoyuki Tanaka
    George Lucas
    Francis Ford Coppola

    Twentieth Century Fox

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    6 / 10
    The site reviewer failed to mention that this is the 153min American cut of the film, not the 180 minutes international version which is a much better film, unfortunately which is not available at the present time, dissapointing
    posted by Richard73 on 19/9/2002 15:31