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A.k.a.
Demons
Year
1971
Runtime
134 min.
Director
Toshio Matsumoto
Genres
Drama, Horror
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
1,287
Checks
210
Favs
45
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
21.4% (1:5)
Favs/dislikes
45:1
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  1. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Stunning minimalistic samurai vendetta movie! Starts with the sun setting, the last color and daylight you will see. It grows darker and darker until hell! Should be on many lists! 3 years ago
  2. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    If you're interested in experimental takes on narration, you should see this movie.
    If you enjoy vigorous b/w cinematography, you must see this movie.
    If you furthermore have a thing for nihilistic samurai stories, it's already a new favorite.
    2 years 5 months ago
  3. monty's avatar

    monty

    The term "Shura" is derived from "asura", a sanskrit buddhist/hindu name for a demon. Shura is sometimes regarded as a specific asura, a dark god who suffers & declines unless steeped in constant warfare, for which he eternally hungers. The word is additionally a Noh drama term for for a type of play about ghosts or suffering warriors, which would be a dead-on description of the gloomy haunted protagonist of the film. 1 year 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #6 in iCM Forum's 500<400
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  2. This movie ranks #38 in Doubling the Canon
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  4. This movie ranks #77 in Patrick Galloway's guide to samurai films
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