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Genre:  Drama, Action, Adventure
Release Date:  January 1, 2004
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Runtime:  2hrs 17min
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review by . April 07, 2009
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WHEN THE LAST SWORD IS DRAWN (a.k.a. Mibu Gishi Den) is a moving chambara film directed by Yojiro Takita. The film once again occurs during the Meiji Period, a fascinating time for the samurai lifestyle. Films such as Yoji Yamada's samurai trilogy (which I have reviewed before) and even Tom Cruise's "The Last Samurai" have portrayed the plight of the Japanese warrior during the closing years of this period. The aforementioned films have examined the impact of the Western influence …
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