Love and honor

Love and honor

Bushi no ichibun

DVD - 2008 | Japanese
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Depicts the emotional intensity of an age when respect was more valuable than riches and love cut more truly than any sword. Shinnojo Mimura is a samurai, sharing a hand-to-mouth life with his beautiful wife, until he goes blind, and loses everything.
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by FUNimation, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781421003757
1421003759
Branch Call Number: DVD F LOV Japanese
Alternative Title: Bushi no ichibun

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tj_is_cool
Aug 08, 2017

Very well made Japanese samurai movie with a good ending.

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jimg2000
Jul 01, 2017

An outstanding love story set in the Samurai era. Amazing final scenes and a most satisfying ending.

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marx_bro
Mar 27, 2015

This movie is a heart breaker. Our hero, a young samauri, who suddendley becomes blinded goes looney toons upon news of his wife's infidelity. Wherein his love's actions are in good faith, the Samauri demands satisfaction and restoration of his Family's name. Dose the young, blind warrior prevail or is all lost?

voisjoe1 May 25, 2013

“Love and Honor describes the life of a samurai whose level is so low as to have the only function of testing food to make sure the clan leader does not receive poison. Life becomes very complicated when one day he eats food that has been improperly cooked thereby placing him into a coma blindness once he comes out of the coma. The remainder of the movie is a struggle for honor and love.The director, Yogi Yamada, insists that samurai were ordinary men with jobs and problems just like any other common man. They were not like superman, as depicted by Akira Kurosawa.

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jimg2000
Jul 01, 2017

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The poison taster Food prepared for a feudal lord... would first be tasted for poison. This poison tasting... was one of a samurai's castle duties.
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We'll need a new bird-cage.
-Aye.
And a pair of birds.
-Aye.
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I cannot in honor let you live.
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***No matter how endearing, calling his wife "Stupid" is suicidal today***
You knew it was me?
-Stupid! I wouldn't forget your cooking.
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There is one way you can win. That is if you are resolved to die, and the other man wants badly to live.
'Be resolved you will both die.'
'Life lies in resolve for death.'

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