[–] Dsciexterminationist 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Yojimbo

[–] kjell 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yojimbo then Lone wolf and cub, Zatoichi

[–] StatusQuip [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I haven't seen Lone wolf and cub, and I see Criterion has remastered it. You might have just cost me $79!

[–] kjell 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's worth it. There's was TV series too that was okay. It's on youtube if you understand japanese.

[–] Zinnsee 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Rashomon

[–] elitch2 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Zatoichi. All of them.

[–] StatusQuip [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Those are great, I have the full blu-ray set.

[–] Anam 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Even the TV series.

[–] Project2501 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Classic. Yojimbo. Modern. 13 Assassins.

[–] SweetChicken 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I had to come back in here after watching 13 Assassins just now.....holy hell what a movie! Best I’ve seen in a while. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

[–] Skyrock 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The 1970s Lone Wolf & Cub movies. They are bloody, they draw heavy inspiration from spaghetti westerns, and the action and bloodletting is just over the top.

The 1970s Lone Wolf & Cub TV series is also very good. While the production value and bloodiness pale against the movies, it is a very noir series full of downer endings where everyone leaves unhappy and justice is only achieved at great cost. The multi-episode finale is simply epic, and ends it on a very sad tone befitting the premise of the show of an entire country going to hell and its last great men and shreds of honour unravelling.

[–] StatusQuip [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Just ordered the movie set by Criterion, excited to watch them.

[–] Skyrock 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You won't regret. Just don't expect the high brow artfulness of Kurosawa, and accept Lone Wolf & Cub being its own thing that takes 1970s exploitation and 1960s spaghetti westerns and puts them in the frame of hardboiled Noir sentiments and traditionally Japanese giri-ninjo conflicts.

[–] Some_Guy_from_RI 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Samurai-era television shows do seem to get overlooked. Although it's not part of a "traditional" samurai series, I really enjoyed the Shogun miniseries with Richard Chamberlain and Toshiro Mifune.

[–] Anam 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Zatoichi challenged https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hvc1Ae-YCU That said, I don't know a lot about cinema, especially Japanese cinema.

[–] SweetChicken 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That was an incredible scene thank you for sharing it. I’ve never seen the film, it’s on the list now.

The silence was palpable

[–] Cuckman 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Same here.

[–] StatusQuip [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That's a good fight and is a good contrast to how "action" films are made today, with cuts every 10 milliseconds.

[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Rurouni Kenshin - the trilogy not the anime.

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