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In 1854, Commodore Matthew Perry anchored his fleet in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Yokohama Bay. His arrival awoke Japan from a sleep of centuries.
In a feudal society torn between those who wish to move into the modern world and the rebel clans sworn to the "old ways," Perry pushes for a treaty to open the country, which the Shogun agrees to sign. But before the signing can take place, a fanatical group of samurai abducts a gift from the Shogun intended for the U.S. President. It is a national treasure of sacred significance to the Japanese the great sword known as the Bushido Blade. The treaty cannot be signed until the Blade is recovered. It is an urgent and dangerous quest.
Not great ,not even very good but mifune?....so much crap comes out of hollywood today that causes the blu ray release of so many good old movies to be put off while we are... Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by gedovait
How can you make a movie with the extra cool Toshirô Mifune... and have it be this bad?Published on December 19, 2007 by B. Armitage
"A swashbuckling Samurai saga that beats SHOGUN!" - Star-Bulletin
This grand statement must be about the heavily edited 2 hour version of Shogun. Read more
This is the single most entertaining and moving film I can recall seeing in recent years. This film was unbelievably pathetic on so many levels, ie: historical accuracy, writing,... Read morePublished on December 11, 2005 by David Elmore
In support of the previous reviewer's comments, those writers who sneer at the very idea that a western sabreur could triumph over a Samurai are being sadly and deludedly... Read morePublished on June 25, 2005 by Keith Ducklin