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Ronin Gai

2 Ratings: 4.0
Jidai Geki Japanese Samurai film
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review by . November 12, 2011
Was that an arm I saw go flying?
The early 1800's were a tough time for a samurai. There wasn't much call anymore for skilled warriors. The merchant class was moving up to positions of power. The various lords around the country didn't need and in many cases couldn't afford to have hundreds of retainers. So there were thousands of samurai without employment -- ronin -- who could only hire themselves out, give up their status as samurai and either move down to the merchant class, become criminals, or eke out a living …
review by . April 11, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
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RONIN GAI (1990) or "Streets of the Masterless Samurai" is an award-winning remake to Masahiro Makino's original. Directed by Kazuo Kuroki (Tomorrow), the film also commemorates the 60th death anniversary of Shozo Makino; dubbed the father of Japanese cinema. Shozo Makino is the one individual who revolutionized Japanese cinema by incorporating Western style and sidestepping the usual limitations of "plays" in cinema. This is also Shintaro Katsu's last role as the Ronin named Yagoemon "Bull" Akaushi. …
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