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Fleeing from enemies, two wounded samurai arrive at a mysterious old temple in a remote location in the mountains. Unable to walk any further, they collapse from exhaustion. One awakens to find himself miraculously healed. His mysterious host tells him the legend of a Japanese goblin that is said to reside in the mountains dining on the flesh of men. He goes on to reveal himself as the demon "Aragami." And Challenges the Samurai to a duel. Wishing to end his own seemingly invincible existence, an existence without sleep or dreams, with a battle against a worthy opponent. The only way for the Samurai to leave the temple is to destroy Aragami.
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CastMasaya Kato, Kanae Uotani
DirectorRyûhei Kitamura
Genre:  Action, Adventure
Release Date:  March 27, 2003
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterShôichirô Masumoto
DVD Release Date:  November 16, 2004
Runtime:  78 minutes
Studio:  DUEL Film Partners
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review by . April 09, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
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Made as part of the DUEL project along with Yukihiki Tsutsumi‘s 2LDK, the famed project had certain limiting rules that applied to both films: 1) Both films will only be shot, edited, in a measly 7 days, under a very small budget. 2) Both films would be limited to an enclosed space with a limited running time--one room, one setting. 3) There will be a Limit of three major characters. (onscreen) 4) One character has to die. Ryuhei Kitamura's highly entertaining experimental film; …
review by . January 17, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Originally, I found out about this movie after watching 2LDK a couple pf months ago and found out about this challenge. I thought it was an interesting concept and would like to see how some of today's American directors could tackle such a project. Although I liked 2LDK, Aragami was simply the better movie. At times, the style and dialog (or lack of) reminded me of something Tarantino would do.    The very basic plot is that Aragami (Masaya Kato), who, incidentally, is the God …
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