Morgan Alexander

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (6 of 6)
Location: Massachusetts


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,351,673 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 6
Sword of Doom <b>VHS</b> ~ Tatsuya Nakadai
Sword of Doom VHS ~ Tatsuya Nakadai
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
SWORD OF DOOM is one of the masterpieces of samurai, and action, cinema but certain aspects of it are difficult for non-Japanese audiences or viewers not familiar with the historical background of the subject.
Toshiro Mifune, who gives a fine performance as fencing master Toranosuke Shimada, once said in an interview, "We [the Japanese producers and filmmakers] know that many samurai films are shown outside of Japan, but we make no attempt to cater to that market." SWORD OF DOOM is a perfect example. It was made for Japanese audiences who are familiar with the original story which had been filmed and staged many times and was well-known. The Japanese audience is expected to be as… Read more