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    Added on: 4/6/2007 19:09
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    Basilisk: Vol 1 (UK)

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    In the fight for Shogun, the slaughter continues!
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 96 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    "Romeo And Juliet" meets "Ninja Scroll" in BASILISK, an epic anime series that tells a story of star-crossed love set against the backdrop of a bloody conflict between two rival ninja clans.

    Based on the popular manga by Masaki Segawa, itself an adaptation of best-selling author Futaro Yamada`s 1958 historical novel The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, and produced by Studio Gonzo (Speed Grapher; Samurai 7; Gantz; Burst Angel), BASILISK is a character-driven period piece packed with fantastical super-ninja combat action and plenty of graphic bloodshed.

    Japan, 1614 A.D. Unable to decide which of his grandsons should rise to power when their father steps down, powerful Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu terminates a long-standing but tenuous non-aggression pact between the rival Iga and Kouga ninja clans. His plan is to assign one clan to represent each grandson and call upon the ten deadliest ninjas from each to take part in a battle to the death with the winners determining which grandson will be the next Shogun.

    These skilful warriors and assassins, having existed in an uneasy state of truce for so long, eagerly embark upon their mission with fierce and gleeful abandon. Inextricably tied up the slaughter and chaos are the clans` heirs - Gennosuke of the Kouga and Oboro from the Iga - two lovers whose planned union held the potential to end centuries of hatred and mistrust by permanently uniting the clans in peace. Turned against each other by circumstance, Gennosuke and Oboro must confront their conflicting loyalties and meet on the field of battle. But can their love possibly survive in a society where honour means nothing and power is everything?

    Episodes Comprise:

    1. Destiny
    2. Last Rendezvous
    3. The Onslaught of War
    4. The Horned Owl

    Special Features:
    History Of The Ninja
    Character Cast Auditions
    Director/Actor Commentary
    Textless Songs

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Mark Stoddard
    Miyuki Sawashiro
    Nana Mizuki
    Shô Hayami
    Paul Slavens
    Jennifer Seman
    Laura Bailey
    Troy Baker


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