The Princess Blade

Critics Consensus

The action is fast and tightly choreographed, but The Princess Blade never draws its disparate elements into a compelling movie.

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A warrior (Yumiko Shaku) seeks vengeance against her mother's murderer, the leader of a band of assassins that fights rebels.

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Audience Reviews for The Princess Blade

  • Jul 20, 2011
    A cliched revenge story but enjoyable none the less. Pretty decent fight scenes and a good soundrack to boot. Enjoyable enough but not one I would strongly recommend. If you need to watch Japanese girls swinging swords watch 'Azumi' instead of this, after that watch 'Azumi 2' and if you're still not satisfied 'The Princess Blade' may help.
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  • Jan 09, 2011
    Japanese slash-'em-up based on comic book material. Disappointingly lacking in action during the middle parts where it gets a little slow, but when the action gets going it's pretty cool and stylishly choreographed, all masterminded by action star Donnie Yen. Would have been nice to have a little more fight sequences and blood spurting to go with it too. Overall nothing memorable here unfortunately, but it's not a bad film.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer
  • Jun 13, 2007
    Pretty cool.. Azumi is better though.. but I did enjoy the quickness when swords were drawn ^_^
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  • May 24, 2007
    Shinsuke Sato struggles at creating a live action adaptation from the comic known as <i>Shura Yukihime</i>.<p>The plot is weak and the pacing is pretty slow, which makes this 90 minute picture feel much longer. The first 15 minutes or so actually moves by fairly quickly, but the movie soon comes to a halt. There is a side story that is happening with Hideaki Ito's character, however it almost feels like a waste of time, since it hardly has any connection between the main character's plot.</p><p>The setting takes place in an apocalyptic future, but other than the initial introduction and very very few shots of the city, there is nothing to see. Almost all of the film takes place in a rural setting with no other people, except for the characters themselves.</p><p>Donnie Yen, while not in the movie, steps in to coordinate the action. Thank you Donnie. The swordplay is fantastic, however it is too few. Other than the first 15 minutes, there is nothing much until 10 minutes near the ending. It is a shame, since the action is the highlight of the film.</p><p>There isn't much to the acting. It isn't necessarily bad, since EVERY character is bland and emotionless. It may be part of the story, but it makes for a real uneventful film.</p><p><i>The Princess Blade</i> is a disappointing live action adaptation. Yes, the action is great, but it isn't enough to make this a worthwhile watch.
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