This tragic drama shows a young man fettered by Bushido, the way of the Samurai, who tried to escape the chains of his position, but was being forced to die. When the Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the land, Tatsuno castle in Wakisaka Clan's home of Harima held an established custom, the inspection of the arms warehouse. The Government Inspector Okuno Magodayu found a slight bit of dirt on the point of a spear and mentioned it with disdain. Ezaki Shinpachi heard it and started an argument with him. Magodayu then sent a a letter of challenge to him because he felt insulted by a low-ranking underling without a title. As it turned out Magodayu was killed. Since then, Shinpachi and the Okuno family have had continuous revenge duels. The tension mounts as this story builds to an extremely violent climax, when blood must pay for blood if the clan is to survive!
Shinpachi, a poor samurai with no prospects, gets in an argument with Magodayu, a high-ranking officer, resulting in an illegal duel and Magodayu's death. To save face for both familes, ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Thomas W (ca) wrote: I've read that this dramedy about a city girl moved to a small town is an infusion of both Lynch and Donnie Darko. While I can see why some would say that, I think the Lynch link is a stretch and there isn't anything mindbending or surreal here -- what we see onscreen is pretty much what we get. The tone of the film might play with some Lynchian mood(s); but that would have to be it. Kat Dennings ("2 Broke Girls", Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist) is Caroline Wexler, a city girl who has just moved to a boring burg of a small town in which she finds nobody she can freely relate to ... until she meets one of her teachers, Mr. Anderson (Josh Lucas - Poseidon), with whom she strikes up an improper relationship. Thurston (Reece Thompson - Ceremony) is a local who likes to partake of various drugs (this might be the surreal link -- but it isn't much) and falls for Caroline. By throwing in a raging industrial fire, a serial killer, stoner and adversarial other students, meddling parents (etc) the story becomes slightly over-populated with content and the director has some difficultly keeping it all in check. While the attention never leaves Caroline, there might be one-too-many distractions around her for an audience to keep focus. By adding more, we lose a bit of Caroline. I believe Dennings to be a decent actress with dry wit and humor -- trying to take away from here is something the film need not do.
Andrew M (de) wrote: Hot Tub Time Machine is a good movie. This movie however, does lack some comedy. There are not a lot of jokes in this movie. However, the plot of the movie is good. I would suggest this movie.
Mark D (nl) wrote: I think this film had potential, but it was lost because the film has no sense of direction! Danny Dyer once again typecast as a cockney wideboy, how does he keep getting film roles? I lasted an hour before thinking shall I just turn it off? I gave it a chance though, but won't be watching this one again!
Oliver B (fr) wrote: one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Holy shit.
Frances H (ag) wrote: Although not as cute or slick as American Werewolf, this had some cute spots, and I appreciated the old movie segments and the use of cameo appearances in the small roles, but it just wasn't good enough. A poor reflection of earlier work that was rather ham-handed.
Marko S (gb) wrote: one of the best buddy-movies about growing up. here you have everything: surfing, girls, fights, trips to mexico, avoiding draft, war heroes. even if milius' attitudes can be questioned, his style can't.
Nick S (de) wrote: Unique and entertaining. The music from Ennio Morricone is excellent of course. This almost seems like a love letter to the Sergio Leone series of films Eastwood did.
John R (nl) wrote: 150627: Fun little film. So little required making a classic. One set, a few good actors and some great dialogue.
Al M (au) wrote: An enjoyable late-70s horror anthology, Dead of Night doesn't really hit its stride until the final tale, which is awesome. However, the whole film remains an enjoyable bit of 70s horror based on stories by horror legend Richard Matheson.
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Jonny B (ca) wrote: I heard they remade this and I was pissed off, as per usual, but after watching 'Mother's Day' again it might not be a bad idea to remake it. 'Mother's Day' is essentially the spawn of 'Last House on the Left' and 'I Spit On Your Grave' but doesn't work. The moments of perverse humour are rare and the whole set-up fails to add a shred of suspense. The best part to the films that 'Mother's Day' tries to emulate all have great revenge scenes in the third-act but in 'Mother's Day' the revenge aspect is meager. To say this is one of Troma's best films really isn't saying much. Sadly not the cult classic I remembered liking.