The Samurai I Loved
The Samurai I Loved
Region: 1 - North America
Run Time: 131 min
Aspect Ratio: 16:9, COLOR
Extras: Interview with the Director, Image Gallery, Program Notes, Cast&Crew Bios, Theatrical Trailers
Director: Mitsuo KUROTSUCHI
Screenplay: Mitsuo KUROTSUCHI, Shuhei FUJISAWA
Starring: Koji IMADA, Somegoro ICHIKAWA, Yoshino KIMURA
Warning: Contains Violence
© 2005 Semishigure Production Committee
Can only be shipped to US and Canadian addresses.
Duty requires sacrifice...
Following his father’s forced seppuku, Bunshiro and his mother are left with nothing but a meager income and the shame of his father’s alleged treason. After years of dedicating himself to swordsmanship, and trying to forget the memory of his childhood love, Fuku, he becomes a crop inspector for the fief and finds himself ensnared by the same devious retainers that cost his father his life.
When he finds that Fuku, now one of the Lord’s concubines, is also an unwilling pawn in the same deadly game, Bunshiro is forced to confront an undying love thought to be buried long ago, but which binds him with the strings of fate.
A mix of romance and action set against a backdrop of stunning cinematography, appealing to both male and female audiences.
Won 3, nominated for 12 film awards.
Based upon the masterpiece by Japan’s best-known samurai novelist, Shuhei FUJISAWA (Twilight Samurai, Hidden Blade, and Love and Honor).
Special features include interview with the director and 5.1 surround audio
"I can't recall seeing a dialog-free scene before that spoke so loudly" -- Japan Reviewed
"The Samurai I Loved examines the codes of conduct and how they conflict with a higher set of ideals. This is a love story in which the love is realized only in the intentions of the heart" -- Coffee, Coffee...
"While it's lighter on action than a standard chanbara film, when the fighting comes, it's intense, well staged, and brutal-and made all the more dramatic by the feelings most viewers will have invested in the characters by that time" -- Shogun-ki
"Poignant and sweet, it is a film you won’t soon forget" -- AnimeRadius
"...a wonderful drama worth watching more than once" -- Underland Online