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The Samurai Collection Featuring Sonny Chiba: G.I. Samurai/Legend of the Eight Samurai/Ninja Wars (2006)

Sonny Chiba  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Sonny Chiba
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bci / Eclipse
  • DVD Release Date: November 21, 2006
  • Run Time: 375 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000J3EB94
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,930 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The SAMURAI COLLECTION presents three action-packed samurai films starring Japanese martial arts legend Sonny Chiba. In G.I. SAMURAI (1979) a Japanese army unit warps itself 400 years back in time and ends up facing an army of samurai warriors. In LEGEND OF THE EIGHT SAMURAI (1984) a princess whose clan is destroyed by an army of phantom warriors bands together with eight masterless samurai to defeat the ghostly swordsmen. And in NINJA WARS (1984) a ruthless warlord enlists the help of an evil wizard and his five monk warriors in an effort to seduce a beautiful princess and win control of Japan.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: SPORTS/GAMES/MIXED MARTIAL ARTS UPC: 787364750597

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Samurai fantasy July 31, 2007
By ZZrider
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I was expecting more traditional samurai films but these are all fantasy. G.I. Samurai is a time travel movie while the other two are more of the sword and sorcery type. I enjoyed them all even though Chiba is not the main star of the last two. This set comes in a nice case that opens up like a book. A good value for this set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The master of the blade, and the bargain October 20, 2010
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Just buy it! It is ludicrously inexpensive, and you get two and a half great movies out of the deal! Sonny Chiba is a classic bad ass, and this series is mostly good. I really wish they would have replaced G.I. Samurai with a different film however, as it is the clear weak link here, but its still worth it just for Ninja Wars and Legend of the eight samurai. I would have preferred to have Samurai Reincarnation in there myself, but oh well.

G.I. Samurai:
As I said its the weak link. A movie about time traveling Japanese soldiers fighting samurai. Its a bit boring by comparison in my mind. Still a little far out and for what is essentially chump change you could do far worse.

Legend of the Eight Samurai:
This movie is one of my all time favorite fantasy films. It has everything you could ever want. Its like a live action Final Fantasy anime practically. It has weapons, wizards, witches, poison breathing babes, Giant centipedes, old hags that rip off their face, undead samurais, a giant snake, magic crystals, Sonny Chiba... I could keep going but I think it would be best to just watch this one.

Ninja Wars:
Ninja Wars is a close second in the box set. First off the name says it all. Or does it? I don't know. Does the name ninja wars imply that you are going to be watching a movie where two women switch heads, and 7 super human fighting monks terrify the land with powers ranging from super strength to deadly acid vomit? The plot is a bit hard to follow only because two central characters switch heads early on in the movie, at which point I realized I needed a flow chart to keep up with who was who and what they were doing, but finally i just relaxed and shifted my focus to the absurdity and um...ninjas!!!

Its a great box set, and a great bargain. Add this one to your collection.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Samurai Collection Featuring Sonny Chiba December 31, 2007
This was just a really exciting collection. All the movies were really entertaining (even though some were really cheesy) they were great.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sonny Chiba Samurai December 15, 2013
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These are a few lesser known Sonny Chiba movies. They are the equivalent of the old "B" western movies. They are shot in a very short period, without the greatest of scripts.
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