Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
$14.74 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by MovieMars.

or
 
   
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.30 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

The Sword With No Name (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Soo-Ae , Cho Seung-Woo , Kim Yong-Gyun  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

List Price: $24.98
Price: $17.18 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $7.80 (31%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, Oct. 23? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 2-Disc Version $17.18  
DVD 1-Disc Version $11.61  
Deal of the Week: Save 56% on The Tim Burton Collection on Blu-ray
This week only, save 56% on The Tim Burton Collection and Hardcover Book on Blu-ray. Fan-favorite films include: Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Mars Attacks!, Corpse Bride, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). The offer to own this collection ends October 25, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Shop now

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

The Sword With No Name (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) + War of the Arrows [Blu-ray]
Price for both: $25.16

Buy the selected items together
  • War of the Arrows [Blu-ray] $7.98

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Videos Related to This Product


Product Details

  • Actors: Soo-Ae, Cho Seung-Woo, Cheon Ho-Jin, Choi Jae-Woong
  • Directors: Kim Yong-Gyun
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Surround Sound, Widescreen, Subtitled, Color
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: September 20, 2011
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00576U95S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,610 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Making The Sword with No Name (Korean audio w/English subtitles)

Cast interviews (Korean audio w/English subtitles)

Teaser trailer (Korean audio w/English subtitles)

Main trailer (Korean audio w/English subtitles)

Coming soon


Editorial Reviews

Korea’s own “Queen of Tears”. Soo-Ae (Emperor of the Sea, Midnight FM) lights up the screen in this breathtaking epic inspired by tragic, true-life events.

Soo-Ae majestically portrays the Joseon Dynasty’s legendary Empress Myseongseong, a cherished ruler who fought courageously to modernize Korea. Forced to marry a king she did not love – and embroiled in a brutal struggle between rival world powers – the Empress draws her strength from a dashing rogue, a nameless headhunter who would do anything to be near her. This dark and brooding master of the blade protects the Empress as she stands strong against the sinister forces seeking to colonize her beloved country. When a traitor within the royal family orchestrates a plot to assassinate the Empress, only this anonymous swordsman proves willing to spill his own blood in defense of the noble beauty who would sacrifice her life for the people of Korea.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
THE SWORD WITH NO NAME is a slick, stylish, and wonderful period drama that explores Empress Myeong-seong's tumultuous reign as `the Queen of Korea' during the Joseon Dynasty. The Queen sought to limit Japanese influence within her country, and, to accomplish this, she created stronger bonds with competing nations of the time, such as Russia. Japanese assassins stormed her chambers in 1895 and killed and desecrated her body. SWORD tells her story, alongside that

All of the principles perform outstanding work throughout SWORD. Soo Ae is simply lovely and demure - exactly as you would want a young queen to be - in the role of Myeong-seong; in the start of the picture - shortly after she has been selected by the committee to be Korea's queen - she is quiet and perhaps a bit rough around the edges; however, once she makes the transformation to her chosen role, she lights up the screen. As her smitten suitor, Seung-woo Cho plays the bounty-hunter-turned-palace-guard Moo-myeong with the perfect balance of youthful charisma and cluelessness. He follows his heart, taking his blade along for the journey, to protect the woman he loves with it appears her own government is failing her. Also, Ho-jin Jeon suitably chews scenery (when necessary) as Dae Won-gun, the primary force behind dethroning Myeong-seong for what he believes is a fraudulent reign of his country.

Throughout the picture, Director Yong-gyun Kim maintains a timeless story.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
Korea's Empress/Queen Myeongseong, her story of the Queen during the Joseon Dynasty of Korea is best known in history for standing up against Japan's military and government influence in the East by aligning Korea with Russia but also her tragic story of how she would be assassinated by those she stood up against.

Her story is quite fascinating and you can't help but respect what she was able to accomplish but seeing how things unfolded when she became a Queen and her willingness to open Korea to work with representatives of foreign countries.

But because of the dramatic and tragic elements of her story and the fact that all photos of the Empress were burned and destroyed, needless to say that the Empress has become a sort of mystery. No known photo exists and needless to say there have been dramatizations of the Queen and because she is such a historic figure, as well as heroic, there have been interest in her.

And in the case of "The Sword with No Name", the 2009 film receives a romanticized fictional story about the Empress or Queen written by Seol-Rok ya and directed by Yong-gyun Kim ("The Red Shoes"). The film would star actress Soo Ae (or spelled Su Ae, "Athena: Goddess of War", "Love Letter") playing the character of the Empress/Queen Myeong-seong and actor Seung-woo Cho ("Go Go 70's", "Love Phobia", "Marathon").

VIDEO:

"The Sword with No Name" is presented in 1080p High Definition and the picture quality of this film is fantastic. From the vibrant colors outdoors, to the colorful outfits that the Queen and the guards would wear, the colors of the film is what makes this film so beautiful.

The HD release of this film also showcases the textures and details of the clothing but also skin of the characters.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By I. Park
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I think they needed to make this about an hour or two longer to have better character development and draw people in to sympathize with the characters and buy into the story. As it is currently, it's feels really rushed between scenes that seem to happen months (or even years) apart. There isn't much chance for the characters to flesh out there stories or even the background behind this historical drama. The scenery and costumes were great, but the fight sequences were a little over the top and too much like the "300" in having very stylized (and obviously computer generated) graphics.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I found this film rather slow and dull February 18, 2013
By Rykre
Format:DVD
I've been really going nuts buying asian blu-ray films lately. Well Go USA always has cool previews which only has me going out and buying more asian films. I generally like war films, either ancient or current in the asian genre.

But this movie, I saw at the store, and thought that it looked and sounded interesting. It's not a Well Go USA release, but it is a Korean film which I began to embrace since I've bought "Tai Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War" and "My Way", so I expected to really enjoy this film.

Well, as a story, which did include fight scenes, didn't really have alot of action as a whole. And, of the action scenes, for them to say that this film was based on true events, I find it ridiculous to think a village peasant can have the martial arts skills of wielding a sword, and can take on 30 or so trained guardians of the castle, and still win.

But, somehow this film seems for likely to appeal to a female audience because of the dragged out platonic romantic implications between the Queen and her peasant guardian who wishes to protect her even against the will of her other guardians.

To imply that he is a man with no name, is to say that he is a man of just mere significance. He was just a peasant, a nobody, and yet he strives for a higher purpose.

This seemed like a movie I'd probably embrace more if it were just a made-for-TV PBS film. To see it as a major cinematic production film, would be to praise it too highly. Out of all the asian films I've bought in the past few months, usually I appreciate the films more when I watch them for a second time. But this film, I don't think I'd watch it again expecting it to be improved in appeal. It didn't have enough twists and angles to think I might have overlooked something.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great thanks
Published 1 month ago by Philip Sellars
5.0 out of 5 stars ... traditional old school samurai honour movie for movie lovers like...
graet traditional old school samurai honour movie for movie lovers like myself!
Published 1 month ago by Gus Benjamin Heroe
5.0 out of 5 stars great love
Movie was inspiring, great love story
Published 2 months ago by AWM
5.0 out of 5 stars Asian film making at its best- don't miss this one!
Wonderful plot and exciting to boot. Good quality film.
Published 3 months ago by Holly Schneck
5.0 out of 5 stars great
It was just what I expected no problems, arrived quickly and in good shape. The packaging was fine and the deliverly was spot on, Thanks
Published 3 months ago by Gary Rutledge
3.0 out of 5 stars High production value
If your looking for an action adventure martial arts flick, this may disappoint. It's more a forbidden romantic story with some sword scenes in it. Read more
Published 10 months ago by La Croix
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth The Money!
The movie is suppose to be somewhat loosely based on a historical figure in Korea's past. Too melodramatic for me and somewhat slow. Not really an action flick. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Maharlika
5.0 out of 5 stars I have become a fan of Korean movies
Good story, actually teared up at the finish. If you are a fan of Asian movies, this would be a good one to watch.
Published 16 months ago by Julie E. Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars martial arts movie
I loved the plot. he way of privacy was cool calm and unruffled. but he had a strong protective character. Read more
Published 16 months ago by paralegal54
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful tragedy, laced with overt nationalism
As a history undergrad specializing in East Asia, one of the most striking stories was the assassination of Queen Min. Read more
Published 18 months ago by bernard mcentee
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category