The Samurai Collection Featuring Sonny Chiba: G.I. Samurai / Legend of the Eight Samurai / Ninja Wars
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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 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.
"G.I. Samurai" starts off with a good idea but the lack of technology at the time and the loose ends just can't sustain it. These movies only really have one thing going for them. Several hot looking Japanese gals doing nude scenes. That's about it, sorry. If you want a better Chiba collection, I suggest, The Shogun Collection. I haven't seen all of the ones in that collection yet, but so far they have been very good. Don't waste your money on this one.
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These are a few lesser known Sonny Chiba movies. They are the equivalent of the old "B" western movies. Read morePublished on December 15, 2013 by Dennis Dillon
These movies were pretty good, I know I've watched them all more than once and do not regret buying this collection one bit. Even the boxed case is beautifully done. Read morePublished on July 10, 2009 by Kayla Dawn