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Sword of Desperation

A film directed by Hideyuki Hirayama

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  • Jan 7, 2013

Poignant, Heartfelt and Powerful. "Sword of Desperation" reminded me just why I loved chambara films. See full review here.


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January 08, 2013
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review by . December 31, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
Loyalty Can Sometimes Mean Insolence and Defiance
It has been awhile since I have had the privilege to watch a more modern Bushido tale that truly has the spirit of the genre that Kurosawa and Kobayashi had defined in their ‘classics’. Last time I remember that I’ve had that true privilege was when I saw Yoji Yamada’s “Twilight Samurai” and Yojiro Takita‘s “When the Last Sword is Drawn“; even Takashi Miike’s remakes of “13 Assassins” and “Hara-Kiri: Death of …
review by . March 01, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
SWORD OF DESPERATION Puts Bushido Films Back on Top
   Let’s square this up right away: Bushido films are not for everyone.        Why not?      For starters, these flicks – usually detailing the morality tales of samurai warriors – rarely tend to be told at breakneck pace.  They don’t usually employ too many storytelling techniques all that similar to Western film sensibilities, a surprise given how many Western films are based on samurai pictures; what I mean here …
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