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Fairly Interesting, but Not Entirely What I Expected
on May 7, 2017
While I do love Mark Dacascos as a narrator and actor, I was a bit disappointed by how sensationalised the information seemed to get in this special. History used to leave the sensationalism out of their specials, but it has been several years since I've watched one of them. While there was quite a bit of good information about the Samurai who ended up following Musashi's path, there was a bit more hype to it than I was used to.
That being said, the reenactments were very well done, and it didn't initially register that Dacascos was playing Musashi, as the costuming was very well done, and he was dirtied up quite a bit initially. When they were into the meat of the matter, the show was very interesting, and it the information was presented well; however it was when they got into the sections of the "modern day" where it got a little off.
Overall, it wasn't that bad of a purchase, and I don't regret it. The quality of the show is a lot better than anything on the internet for the clips, and the full show is definitely worth the price. I just do wish that the special was a bit more like the older ones that stuck more to the factual information.