Gojoe-Spirit War Chronicle

Directed By: Sogo Ishii Starring: Masatoshi Nagase Tadanobu Asano

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Product Overview

Starring Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Zatoichi 2003) and Masatoshi Nagase (Pistol Opera, Suicide Club). Members of a warrior clan are being mysteriously beheaded at Gojoe Bridge. A former Buddhist monk and his grave robbing sidekick set out to unmask and destroy the powerful evil forces that lurk at Gojoe. A lavishly produced, special effects-filled, super-charged samurai fantasy!

Specifications

Studio Media Blasters Inc.
SKU 40248819
UPC 631595041385
UPC 14 00631595041385
Format DVD
Release Date 9/28/2004
Keywords
Demons
Japan
Live-Action
Samurai
Editors Note
Note An extravagant adventure fantasy in the samurai tradition, GOJOE: THE SPIRIT WAR CHRONICLE is a special effects-filled joyride with that increasingly anomalous trait: a thoughtful story. Benkei is a former warrior who has become a Buddhist monk, but when the GoJoe Bridge turns into the scene of a massacre, with an unknown force beheading countless Heike soldiers, he receives the call to fight via a Sanskrit inscription that appears on his chest. He joins forces with an unlikely ally, Testukichi, a sword scavenger who robs corpses and has no use for Benkei's Buddhist tendencies. The two discover that their opponent is not a demon fulfilling a famous prophecy, as rumor would have it, but a fallen prince determined to reclaim his power. After the prince murders Benkei's superior monk, Benkei finds the strength to overcome his misgivings regarding violence and vanquish the enemy that menaces the GoJoe Bridge.
Directors
Sogo Ishii
Actors
Masatoshi Nagase
Tadanobu Asano
Cast & Crew
Daisuke Ryu - Actor
Goro Nakajima - Screenplay
Masakatsu Funaki - Actor
Masatoshi Nagase - Actor
Sogo Ishii - Director
Sogo Ishii - Screenplay
Tadanobu Asano - Actor
Takenori Sento - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 0413
UPC 00631595041385
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 137 minutes
Color Color
Original Language Japanese
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks Japanese
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Asano,Tadanobu
Label Tokyo Shock
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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