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Budo: The Art of Killing (1982)

Harry J. Quini , Masayoshi Nemoto  |  PG |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Harry J. Quini
  • Directors: Masayoshi Nemoto
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Original recording remastered
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Synapse Films
  • DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006SSQNE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,310 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Budo: The Art of Killing" on IMDb

Special Features

  • New Windowboxed Digital Transfer from Archival Vault Materials in the Original Filmed Aspect Ratio of 1.33:1
  • Original Press Kit Still Gallery
  • Liner Notes

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A tribute to mastery over both the mind and body… Immensely entertaining! -The Miami Herald --The Miami Herald

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Product Description Filmed entirely in Japan, BUDO:THE ART OF KILLING is a highly acclaimed docu-drama and a favorite of martial arts practitioners and fans alike. Highlighting the various techniques of 'Budo' (Karate, Judo, Aikido, etc.), this action-packed film is a visual feast exploring the spiritual and historical traditions, training and techniques of this specialized form of martial arts. Synapse is proud to present this critically acclaimed film in a newly re-mastered version transferred from original vault materials. A must-see even for fans of Japanese history, BUDO:THE ART OF KILLING is 'powerful and frequently amazing… stuns the beholder.' (VARIETY) Bonus Features include: - New Windowboxed Digital Transfer from Archival Vault Materials in the Original Filmed Aspect Ratio of 1.33:1 - Original Theatrical Trailer - Original Press Kit Still Gallery - Liner Notes - Eye-Catching Foil Cover Artwork

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic documentary October 5, 2007
Format:DVD
This documentary was filmed in the late 1970's, in Japan, and shows off most Japanese martial arts. Many well known martial arts masters are featured including:

Gozo Shioda (Aikido)
Takamiyama (Sumo)
Taizaburo Nakamura (Iaido)
Sadaharu Fujimoto (Karate)
Teruo Hayashi (Okinawa Kobudo)

There are also many other Judo, Kendo, Naginata and Samarai sword masters featured. The film takes place in Dojos and outdoors and shows off some of Japan's natural beauty very well. The film also covers some historical areas and a certain amount of the philosophy behind martial arts. What it shows best of all is the dedication and skill required to become skillful in any of these arts. This is an essential purchase for the enthusiatic martial arts student.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By Haseeb
Format:VHS Tape
The traditional Jappanese martial arts are discussed in this film. Karate, Judo, Kendo, Naginata, Aikido, Sumo as well as the traditional weapons are featured such as the sword, the nunchaku, the staff, the three section staff and the sai. The sound track and filmography are excellent. I was particularly impressed at how the slow motion footage showed some of the most dynamic throws of Judo.
Athough the traditional Jappanese martial arts are given fair treatment, it focuses on the ideals and philosophy of the Samurai Warrior (Budo).
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must See for any Martial Artist November 3, 2006
By Emily
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a classic movie from Japan that my martial arts instructor has hauled out on a yearly basis to show his students. After many repetitions, the VHS tape was very worn, so I was really pleased to see this finally available on DVD.

It is rivetting from beginning to end. Beautiful scenery, and video of several true masters of the martial arts in Japan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie for anyone interested in the martial arts August 18, 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This movie gives a real view of the martial and budo traditions of Japan. For the student of such traditions it is a great overview and inspiring documentary.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT-EXCELLENT Investment January 25, 2011
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Budo - The Art of Killing (Need to Purchase)

This video is not about murder, assassination techniques, nor is it about becoming an elite saboteur. The content of this video are well worth the purchase. One thing it does is it exposes a variety of approaches to the idea of budo. It provides some historical content while stimulating curiosity. It is a great video for new students in budo to see samples of martial disciplines practiced as they stemmed from Japan, or even how they may be practiced now. There is some good swordsmanship in this video. It does a good job setting the tone of commitment and fortitude as being necessary attributes if one is to embrace or pursue budo as a lifestyle. This video is not meant to be a "How To..." instructional video. It is purely informative.
I highly recommend this for anyone wanting to enlarge their exposure to Budo on a larger scale.

Scott Doerr - Sensei - Shisei Ryu Aiki Budo Kai
Seishin Budokan
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get a flavor of Japanese martial arts November 21, 2007
Format:DVD
This video is a surprise. The subtitle is completely misleading. The video is an interesting mix of martial arts techniques, the Japanese culture and the relationship to nature. More than any video that I have ever seen, this one capture how much that nature and culture inspired the implementation of Japanese martial arts.

The video gives a broad stroke coverage of most of the best known Japanese martial arts such as Kendo, Karate, Kobudo, Judo, Aikido and Sumo, however it also endeavors to explain how apparently different styles do find a level of integration. This video is definately not a "how to" type of presentation. Instead, it opts to broaden the viewer's understanding of how tightly integrated the Japanese martial arts are to the Japanese cultural mindset. This includes men, women and even children.

I showed this video to my martial arts class, and I asked them to study it, take notes and we then discussed it at the end of the showing. My students, also men, women and children, got it right away. They all saw the connection between mental training and physical discpline. They were both awed and inspired by the physical skills demonstrated. Finally, they immediately understood what it means to be committed to the training.

I should mention that the one sequence that got to everyone, including me when I first saw the video, was the one that includes the locomotive. To explain further would rob the viewer of an amazing visual experience.

All in all, I highly recommend this video to anyone interested in a deeper understanding of not only Japanese martial arts, but of all martial arts. The only weak area that I saw was in some of the flow. It seems a bit jumbled at times. Nevertheless, we can probably consider the video as moving on the road to perfection, but not yet achieving it--just like the subject matter.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Martial Arts July 9, 2006
Format:DVD
This DVD covers, the asian culture of Japan and talks about the type of martials arts they study. Aikido, Judo, Karate, Kendo, Sumo Wrestling and the ways of the great Samuri Warrior are the topics here. I would have liked to see something on the art Ninjitsu. However, the movie has a very clear picture for being filmed in 1982. I gave it five stars. This is one of the best martial arts documentaries out there. I enjoyed this DVD very much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Martial Arts Documentaries May 15, 2005
By Krait
Format:DVD
The filming is very very good. High production values. Sound is excellent. It shows the beauty of martial arts at its very highest pursuit. You will be totally inspired to train hard.

It covers: Kenjitsu, Karate, Kabudo,The art of breaking, Judo, Naginata, Sumo, Aikido, a short shinto ritual, even a white crane kata which is artfully beautiful and sanchin kata demonstration.

My only criticism is it didn't go too much into the philosophy of budo or any of the martial arts. However it did mention them briefly.

It is definitely worth owning, I have watched it about 5 times in one week and am still not bored with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thank you very much!
Published 4 days ago by Ted Lyau
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
I love it this documentary
Published 1 month ago by Peter R.
4.0 out of 5 stars Samurai
I saw this document many years ago and was going crazy trying to find it. Now I have it as part of my collection of great movies.
Published 1 month ago by Ruben Torres
4.0 out of 5 stars Dated, but good, martial arts documentary
This DVD, Budo: The Art of Killing, is not as bloodthirsty as it sounds. There is definitely an emphasis on "art" rather than "killing" and it serves as a quite good demonstration... Read more
Published 3 months ago by JAG 2.0
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be required viewing for students of the Martial Arts.
This is a concise and beautiful insight into the mind-set of Budo. Any student wanting to grow in any of the Japanese martial arts would be well-served to spend an evening with... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Good documentary.
I saw this movie long ago on VHS and wanted another copy because it shows some great workouts of different disciplines and great demonstrations of sword use and especially at the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. Mead
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for every martial art practitioner
If you are in to Martial arts, I would really recommend this DVD, this is A must for every martial art practitioner.
Published 12 months ago by james Landman
5.0 out of 5 stars Most detailed and truthful view of Japanese Martial Arts around the...
This is a most excellent documentary that shows the precision and dedication of true practitioners of their arts, including Karate-do, Kendo, Aikido, Judo, Sumo, Naginata-do. Read more
Published 13 months ago by David Schleifer
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Budo Film
For those of us who are practitioners of the classical martial arts traditions, it is a great film to see. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Alex Shurin
4.0 out of 5 stars Intense Martial Artists Only
Are you deep into martial arts? Want a more holistic view? Want to see what intensity looks like? A good sister video to this one is Fighting Black Kings -- if you can find it.
Published 19 months ago by R. L. Smith
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