5 DVD Box Set
Region: 1 - North America
Run Time: 570 min
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1, COLOR
Extras: Liner Notes, Audio Commentary by Stuart Galbraith IV, Image Gallery, Trailers
Director: Tomu UCHIDA
Screenplay: Eiji YOSHIKAWA, Masashige NARUSAWA, Naoyuki SUZUKI
Starring: Chieko NANIWA, Isao KIMURA, Kinnosuke NAKAMURA, Michiyo KOGURE, Rentaro MIKUNI
Warning: Contains Violence.
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Can only be shipped to US and Canadian addresses.
First he mastered the blade -- then he mastered his own soul!
An epic 5-film series that chronicles the life of Japan's most famous swordsman, Miyamoto Mushashi, founder of the Niten-ryu school of swordsmanship, and author of The Book of Five Rings, the world-famous book on strategy, tactics and philosophy. Set against the backdrop of Japan’s tumultuous warring-states period, this five-film saga chronicles the rise of Miyamoto Musashi as he evolves from untamed warrior to become Japan’s most famous swordsman.
Regarded in Japan as the best and most in-depth film adaptation of Musashi’s story ever made.
Based on the best-selling book series (120+ mil. copies sold worldwide) by Yoshikawa Eiji.
Starring the incomparable Nakamura Kinnosuke.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Uchida Tomu.
Features a new audio commentary by film historian Stuart Galbraith IV
“Uchida Tomu is an unheralded master of Japanese film” -- Bruce Bennett, NY film critic
"Filled with action, intrigue and well placed drama, the life of Musashi Miyamoto was a fascinating one, and these movies are worth your time in order to discover that life for yourself" -- Inside Pulse