as Pilot-Major John Blackthorne/Anjin-san
as Lord Toranaga
as Lady Toda Buntaro-Mariko
as Lord Yabu
as Father Dell'Aqua
as Father Alvito
as Friar Domingo
as Capt. Ferriera
as Nobo Kaneko
as Father Sebastio
as Vasco Rodrigues
as Lord Ishido
as Brother Michael
Critic Reviews for Shogun
This the kind of mini-series that the networks don't even ATTEMPT anymore!
One of the finest miniseries ever produced. An exciting and literate adaptation of James Clavell's masive novel that rivets you from beginning to end.
Audience Reviews for Shogun
Although it suffered from some hammy acting (Mostly by Chamberlain), It was well-written and very detailed. (to the point of being excessively slow). Toshiro Mifune was beyond reproach, as was most of the Japanese cast. John Rhys-Davies and Vladek Shebal also get major props.
Really impressive technically especially for a tv movie especially for the time. But the story is just ludicrous. I almost burst out laughing when the main character tried to explain the Treaty of Tordesillas to the shogun. Like he would ever understand him or accept his authority.
Purdy Dang Good, and not just because of nostalgia, while some of the ship FX were weak, the rest would stand up today, EXCEPT for those fake bald skullcaps
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