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Old 07-29-2012, 06:08 AM   #1
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Movies for Sensei

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?
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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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"

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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Red belt. Aiki. Karate kid 1 is always good. Barefoot kid. Fist of legend. Tai chi master.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:45 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:16 AM   #6
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13 Assassins:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgPC74-Tde8
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:20 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:43 AM   #8
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Zatoichi (with Takeshi Kitano) is brilliant.
For immense giggles, there's always Kung Fu Hustle!
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:54 AM   #9
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Re: Movies for Sensei

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.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #10
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Red belt. Aiki. Karate kid 1 is always good. Barefoot kid. Fist of legend. Tai chi master.
+1 on red belt

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Old 07-29-2012, 12:55 PM   #11
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" 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
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #12
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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/conten...-is-drawn.html

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:42 PM   #13
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Kurosawa, Ran. Amazing movie.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #14
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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.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:31 PM   #15
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Samurai assasin. Sounds a bit lame but its toshiro mifune at his best. Absolutely fantastic film, for me its the best samurai flick.

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:11 PM   #16
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kung pow - enter the fist
kungfu panda
ronin
balls of fury
spaceballs

you have to be serious about these stuffs

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #17
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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.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:08 PM   #18
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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
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:58 PM   #19
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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)

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #20
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One more...Kagemusha...!!!!

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Old 08-04-2012, 07:13 PM   #21
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I can't believe how long my list is getting. Sensei and I are going to be really busy.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:12 AM   #22
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I second "Samurai Fiction", if more for the humour section...
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:59 AM   #23
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+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)
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