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Hard to find video, shipped really fast - quite pleased! If you are of a certain age you recall this miniseries - one of the first made for TV - so glad to find it as a gift for a... Read morePublished 14 days ago by L. Nicholson
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|No Japanese translation and actual running time||
I think that Clavell intended it be this way. In the novel he often uses Japanese without much translation or says something to the effect of "he couldn't understand." The story is from the point of view of Blackthorne and they've tried to put you into his shoes. As an earlier poster... Read More
Aug 25, 2007 by Christian Hartwig | See all 21 posts
|Doesn't Age Well||
The fault dear Tor, is not in our stars but ourselves. You are 3 decades older. There is a saying when you watch something more than once, you get something different out of it. Most of us do not see movies or miniseries today the way did 30 years ago. The book is more complete. If every... Read More
Jan 2, 2010 by Eric Pregosin | See all 7 posts
|Regarding the use of thou/thy/thee in the film...||
Well said, my friend. By the same token you should mention that the book implies that when they spoke "normally" (non wuvvy duvvy) they were speaking Portuguese.
Jul 7, 2007 by Eric Pregosin | See all 3 posts
|Appropriate for young adults?||
I recall watching the mini-series (taped--yes, VHS--off of TV) in history class back in High School. It really stuck in my head and was quite interesting. While I don't recall any sex scenes, I DO recall a peasant getting his head chopped off and that "image" has stuck with me since... Read More
Dec 20, 2007 by Skirge | See all 4 posts
|Shogun Amazon Video on Demand (VOD)?||
Shogun Amazon Video on Demand?!?!
I second Jorge's recommendation. Amazon's Video on Demand library would greatly benefit from licensing older titles like this one. It's a wonderful series and I'd buy it On Demand in a heartbeat.
Sep 25, 2012 by M. Schenker | See all 2 posts
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