LOVE & WAR OF A SAMURAI (Semi Shigure)
2004 - Color - 2 DVD set - 315 min. - REMASTERED ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
THE FULL 7 PART MINI-SERIES OF FUJISAWA SHUHEI'S MASTERPIECE!
Winner of the Monte Carlo Film and Television Festival 2004 in the TV division (Golden Nymph prize).
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Starring: UCHINO Masaaki, MIZUNO Maki
MURAKAMI Hiroaki, KATSUNO Hiroshi
ISHIBASHI Renji, HIRA Mikijiro
From the novel by: FUJISAWA Shuhei
Directed by: SATO Mikio, TANAKA Kenji
Based on a novel by Fujisawa Shuhei (author of "Twilight Samurai" and "At River's Edge") this NHK mini-series is a beautiful tale of love and honor against a backdrop of powerful swordplay. Maki Bunshiro's father was forced to commit hara-kiri after being falsely implicated in a plot to take over the clan. As the family faced humiliation, Fuku, the girl next door was ordered to serve the lord in Edo, thus destroying any hopes they had for a future together. Despite these setbacks,
Bunshiro continued his study of fencing, and became a peerless swordsman... until he met his mortal enemy, Inukai Hyoma, a brilliant swordsman who worked for the corrupt offical who had leveled the false accusations against Bunshiro's father.
This 7 episode mini-series is a brilliant example of Japanese television at its finest.