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Legend of the Eight Samurai

1984 2h 15m Adventure List
Reviews 77% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
A novice (Sonny Chiba) battles eight warriors, a witch and a deadly centipede to save a princess in feudal Japan. Read More Read Less

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Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid A cartoonish, annoyingly over-the-top slapstick fest. Feb 1, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A very goofy, over the top, samurai movie. This film is directed by Kinji Fukasaku, who I am a great fan of. It also has Sonny Chiba in. This film is very fun but a bit too over the op for my liking. It was really entertaining to watch and also the plot was quite a joy to follow. This feels like Jupiter's Ascending if it was made in 1980's Japan and was a samurai movie. It does have a lot of so-bad it's good qualities to it. It feels very reminiscent of my childhood, if I was 9 when I saw this, I would of loved it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member 79% SEVEN SAMURAI + Romeo and Juliet + some black magic = LEDEND OF THE EIGHT SAMURAI Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member 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 ^^ Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member One star because of undeniably crappy, and for the most creepy weirdo sex clash between the ugliest main character of movies history, but high fun for the trashfest it is. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member A excellent samurai film and like most sunny chiba films its criminally underated. Sunny chiba puts on a great performac and the storyreally drags you in. reommenedifyour a fan of japanesse cinema Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I canot praise this movie enough. Everyone knows thatI am a HUGE Sonny Chiba fan. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A novice (Sonny Chiba) battles eight warriors, a witch and a deadly centipede to save a princess in feudal Japan.
Director
Kinji Fukasaku
Production Co
Toei Company
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 18, 2018
Runtime
2h 15m