|BUNSHIRO & FUKU|
FUJISAWA SHUHEI'S LOVE & WAR OF A SAMURAI - SEMI SHIGURE
Directed by: SATO Mikio, TANAKA Kenji
Cast: UCHINO Masaaki, MIZUNO Maki, KATSUNO Hiroshi, HIRA Mikijiro
Part 1 - The Storm, Part 2 - The Trap, Part 3 - The Passing Years (Finale)
Based on a novel by Shuhei Fujisawa, who also wrote the source material for Twilight
Samurai and The Hidden Blade, Mitsuo Kurotsuchi's film is a beautiful tale of love and
honor. A youth named Maki Bunshiro is asked to bring a young girl named Fuku to a
Their instant attraction will lead to some of the most gripping action and
drama in the annals of film. Featuring plenty of superb swordplay, this tale of the lifelong
romance that defied all odds is a brilliant example of Japanese television at its finest.
With a great cast that includes such stalwarts as motion picture legend Hira Mikijiro, this is
not to be missed. Winner of the Monte Carlo Film and Television Festival 2004 in the TV
division (Golden Nymph price).
Part 1 - The Storm. The two young people meet, not having an inkling of their future. While maki Bunshiro will grow up to become the area's magistrate, maki Sukezaemon, the twists of fate have only begun.
Part 2 - The trap. brings us closer to the couple and the action which heats up considerably. With martial arts contests and premeditated attacks, this episode bridges the gap between the innocence of youth and the jaded experience that comes with age.
Part 3 - The Passing Years. Features some of the best swordplay in the entire series. Powerful and exciting, the action really heats up as we reach the conclusion. Bunshiro, a true samurai, who survived tragedy in his youth, has become a great swordsman and defender of the weak. The story of his life and love of his life, Fuku, is a story for the ages!
2004 - Color - ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9) - 2 Disc Set 315 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.