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Legend of the Eight Samurai (Satomi hakken-den) (1983)

Legend of the Eight Samurai (Satomi hakken-den) (1983)

Legend of the Eight Samurai (Satomi hakken-den)

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As might be gathered from its title, The Legend of the Eight Samurai is set in feudal Japan. Princess Hiroku Yokoshimaru's family is wiped out, along with her bodyguards. All that stands between the princess and certain death is an inexperienced young samurai played by martial-arts expert Sonny Chiba. Armed with little more than determination, Chiba must battle an octet of phantom warriors, a witch, and a killer centipede! The Legend of the Eight Samurai is as good as anything else of its type, sometimes a little better. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Kamata
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Runtime:

Cast

Sonny Chiba
as Dosetsu
Hiroku Yokoshimaru
as Princess Shizuhime

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Critic Reviews for Legend of the Eight Samurai (Satomi hakken-den)

All Critics (1)

A cartoonish, annoyingly over-the-top slapstick fest.

Full Review… | February 1, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Legend of the Eight Samurai (Satomi hakken-den)

½

Some great acting and ECT.

But to me its kind of the stuff we have already seen before but i still liked it and the music.

Hay but its the kind of movie i like ^^

Keiko A. --Samurai--
Keiko Aya

Super Reviewer

I'll admit it: my attention was not held by this movie throughout its entire running time. I did have a few beers to drink though, so that may have been a contributing factor. While this movie is not bad, it's not all that good-just a notch above "ok" The poor dubbing and cheesy effects and music add some laughs and contribute to the enjoyment, but I just couldn't get into this movie very much.

cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

There is nothing really good or memorable about this flick, nothing ever happens and there are no real interesting characters or martial arts action scenes whatsoever. The only thing this movie can offer is decent scenery, set pieces as well as a beautiful princess; and that's about it. 1.5/10

LordJack
Peter Robbins

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