• The Princess Blade (2002)

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Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2003

R|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
A warrior (Yumiko Shaku) seeks vengeance against her mother's murderer, the leader of a band of assassins that fights rebels.

Cast: Hideaki Ito, Yumiko Shaku, Shiro Sano, Yôichi Numata, Kyusaku Shimada, Yôko Maki

Director: Shinsuke Sato

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Martial arts, Science fiction

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Original and thrilling martial-arts choreography, a lean, hard-driving story and solemn atmosphere make The Princess Blade -- a futuristic tale -- stand way above the pack. show more

  • This is a movie about excess. It's excessively long (at least it feels that way), the slo-mo is used in excess (so are the swords), and our heroine, Yuki (Yumiko Shaku), when she does emote, is excessively weepy for a coldblooded assassin. show more

  • Can't decide if it's a martial-arts thriller or a sappy soap opera. show more

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