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5.0 out of 5 stars Surreal Epic Film by the Great director Akira Kurosawa, September 18, 2010
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This review is from: Kagemusha (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Fantastic and, overwhelmingly, a Brilliant movie, if you can handle the English subtitles. This is an excellent addition to your dvd collection. Pretty close to historical fact, for what documents they still have from the Japanese 16th century. This (The Criterion Collection) remake version is stunningly beautiful - regular dvd looks blu-ray quality. The theme of this story works between illusion and reality that Salvador Dali would have been proud of. The Japanese culture and civilization come across well and true to form with even the wardrobe, antics etc. all being intact. Intense acting and in-depth facial expressions and gestures make this movie monumental. The dedication and honor aspects of the story are vital to the direction and sad conclusion of this epic drama. Note: There also is this E.A. Poe influence and "dada" expressionistic imagery overshadowing the movie, mostly towards the end.

You need to read more on the story on Wikipedia. Here is part of the story on Naitô Masatoyo of the Takeda Clan. "He had opposed the attack at Nagashino and, in the course of the battle, was shot many times by arrows before being beheaded by Asahina Yasukatsu. He had been noted for his warm disposition and his equally impressive talents in warfare and administration. He had even been a mentor to the young Katsuyori, Takeda Shingen's fourth son. At Nagashino, after disagreeing with Katsuyori, he rushed into battle, dying an honorable death.
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