Reviewed by: Eeeper
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 15
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 72 minutes
English 5.1 Surround
Japanese 5.1 Surround
Miyamoto Musashi is an instantly familiar name to any Japanese citizen, a legendary swordsman who has become part historical figure and part romanticised hero of myth. In addition to writing one of the key texts on Japanese samurai tactics and philosophy The Book of Five Rings he is also famous for inventing the Ni-Ten Ichi Ryu style of fighting with two swords, perhaps the most obvious, internationally recognized visual trademark of the samurai. But even with so much academic study dedicated to Musashi's life, so many books written on him and an almost infinite number of movies, anime and manga stories inspired by his legendary exploits and teachings, still questions remain unanswered. Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai attempts to answer one of these in particular what motivated the great warrior to adopt and perfect his dual bladed style?
Not a sequel to that Tom Cruise film, in case you were wondering.
This review is of the DVD edition of Mushashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai.
You can also get this title on Blu-ray in UK.