Director Bernard Rose‘s Samurai Marathon is now available on DVD (region 1) and Bluray (region A) in the USA. The movie is truly entertaining and offers a well-balanced mix of action and drama with a good dose of humor. Based on actual historical facts it also has elements of modernity, in this respect the film is a fine tribute to the Samurai Cinema genre.
With Jeremy Thomas (Oscar Winner for The Last Emperor) as a producer and a Japanese stellar cast, Samurai Marathon is also a journey through the magnificent landscapes of rural Japan. Young thespians such as Takeru Satoh, Mirai Moriyama and Nana Komatsu* deliver outstanding performances. American movie goers will also enjoy Danny Huston‘s impersonation of Commander Perry.
*Actress and Chanel Ambassador Komatsu Nana was the recipient of the Rising Star Award at the New York Asian Film Festival in June 2019.
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