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Marie Noelle Fequiere
07-29-2012, 07:08 AM
Sensei is exhausted. On top of teaching Aikido, his day job as an engineer leaves him with virtually no time for distractions, so I decided that he deserved a small present. I downloaded "The Seven Samurai" and a few Steven Seagal movies, an I put it on a disk. He was so happy that I would like to give him another one. I'm thinking of "The Last Samurai". Can you suggest me some good Aikido and - or - samurai related movies that Sensei - and I - would enjoy?
Thanks in advance. ;)

Shadowfax
07-29-2012, 09:12 AM
Not a samauri or even an aikido movie but there is a little independent film out there called "The Sensei" that is really good. One of my favorite films.

Mark Freeman
07-29-2012, 10:10 AM
Sensei is exhausted. On top of teaching Aikido, his day job as an engineer leaves him with virtually no time for distractions, so I decided that he deserved a small present. I downloaded "The Seven Samurai" and a few Steven Seagal movies, an I put it on a disk. He was so happy that I would like to give him another one. I'm thinking of "The Last Samurai". Can you suggest me some good Aikido and - or - samurai related movies that Sensei - and I - would enjoy?
Thanks in advance. ;)

Hi Marie

try "Twighlight Samurai" not many action sequences, but those that are there are very well done. Or more fun and some nice sword work try "Zatoichi"

regards,

Mark

Abasan
07-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Red belt. Aiki. Karate kid 1 is always good. Barefoot kid. Fist of legend. Tai chi master.

sakumeikan
07-29-2012, 10:45 AM
Sensei is exhausted. On top of teaching Aikido, his day job as an engineer leaves him with virtually no time for distractions, so I decided that he deserved a small present. I downloaded "The Seven Samurai" and a few Steven Seagal movies, an I put it on a disk. He was so happy that I would like to give him another one. I'm thinking of "The Last Samurai". Can you suggest me some good Aikido and - or - samurai related movies that Sensei - and I - would enjoy?
Thanks in advance. ;)

Dear Marie,
Anything by Kurosawa.eg Throne of Blood, Kagemusha, Hidden Fortress.Red Beard, Yojimbo [Fistful of Dollars ] Also Samurai Rebellion and of course the Lone Wolf series.I also like Tetsuya Nakadai .
I purchased on Ebay Sanshiro Sugata and the Musashi trilogy quite reasonably price
Steven Seagal -good for a hour of bad acting, same plot and Russian /Eastern European Baddies.
Strange to say the stuff is so bad its habit forming. Cheers, Joe.

Gorgeous George
07-29-2012, 11:16 AM
13 Assassins:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgPC74-Tde8

SRB
07-29-2012, 12:20 PM
Seven Samurai is great. Above the law is one of my favs, even though I get the impression it's not cool to like Seagal Sensei.:ai: :ki: :do:

TokyoZeplin
07-29-2012, 12:43 PM
Zatoichi (with Takeshi Kitano) is brilliant.
For immense giggles, there's always Kung Fu Hustle!

Marie Noelle Fequiere
07-29-2012, 12:54 PM
Wow. I did not expect such a long list in such a short time, thank you so much all of you. I remember now seeing Zatoichi some ten years ago, when I did not imagine that I would be learning the sword one day. How could I forget? Yes, it was fun.
Ok, it's all writen down, keep them coming, thank you all again. ;)

Anthony Loeppert
07-29-2012, 01:22 PM
Red belt. Aiki. Karate kid 1 is always good. Barefoot kid. Fist of legend. Tai chi master.

+1 on red belt

IP man 1 and 2

dps
07-29-2012, 01:55 PM
" Ran" Akira Kurosawa based on Shakespeare's play King Lear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbbfDntoRRk

" The Hunted" with Christopher Lambert, John Lone, Yoshio Harada and Joan Chen, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op6AeXNWG50

"Twilight Samurai", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwyXMxEf1eg

"The Challenge" with Glenn Scott, Toshiro Mifune, martial arts coordination by Steven Seagal and (allegedly) Donn F Draeger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEL08kvdNEY (this is a German dubbed clip )

"Shogun" with Toshiro Mifune and Richard Chamberlain, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoTGQffgifo

"Red Sun" with Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune and Ursula Andress, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1COT5g8c7c

Shannon Frye
07-29-2012, 04:06 PM
I found a good one on HULU a while back. It's called "When the Last Sword is Drawn". Sory I don't have a video link, but here's a link to a review page.

http://film.thedigitalfix.com/content/id/56890/when-the-last-sword-is-drawn.html

lbb
07-29-2012, 09:42 PM
Kurosawa, Ran. Amazing movie.

Don_Modesto
07-30-2012, 05:13 PM
A great movie for drama and action, with a huge subversive undercurrent is Seppuku (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056058/) The dvd interview with the director is excellent, too. IIRC, this period piece was a metaphor in his mind for the mendacity of the fascists taking Japan to war in WWII.

gates
07-31-2012, 06:31 PM
Samurai assasin. Sounds a bit lame but its toshiro mifune at his best. Absolutely fantastic film, for me its the best samurai flick.

phitruong
07-31-2012, 09:11 PM
kung pow - enter the fist
kungfu panda
ronin
balls of fury
spaceballs

you have to be serious about these stuffs

Tom Verhoeven
08-01-2012, 07:58 PM
Sanjuro and Yojimbo - with Toshiro Mifune playing the same character in both films.

Zatoichi is funny, great swordplay and lots of laughs.

There is also an American version of Zatoichi called; Blind Fury, with Dutch actor Rutger Hauer.

Tom

Tom Verhoeven
08-01-2012, 08:08 PM
A great movie for drama and action, with a huge subversive undercurrent is Seppuku (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056058/) The dvd interview with the director is excellent, too. IIRC, this period piece was a metaphor in his mind for the mendacity of the fascists taking Japan to war in WWII.

Long time ago when I saw that movie - but a great movie it really is, a masterpiece!

It seems that they used real swords for the action scene!

Will have to try to get myself a dvd with this movie...

Tom

Tengu859
08-01-2012, 09:58 PM
The Sword of Doom...Shinsengumi(Mifune)...Shinobi no Mono...Sanshiro Sugata...Incident at Blood Pass...47 Ronin...Samurai Fiction...I tried not to repeat any already mentioned. There were so many!!! Now if you want to watch some classic Shaw Bros. Kung Fu films...
Enjoy. :0)

ChrisW

Tengu859
08-01-2012, 10:01 PM
One more...Kagemusha...!!!!

CW

Marie Noelle Fequiere
08-04-2012, 08:13 PM
I can't believe how long my list is getting. Sensei and I are going to be really busy. :D

Nicholas Eschenbruch
08-05-2012, 04:12 AM
I second "Samurai Fiction", if more for the humour section...

Millsy
08-20-2012, 12:59 PM
+1 for "Samurai Fiction" and "The Challenge"
And not Aikido but I think one of the most beautifully shot MA movies I've ever seen, Hero (with Jet Lee)