R | | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
The swordsmith in the village is a real swordsmith. His name is Shoji Yoshihara, brother to Yoshihara Yoshindo. Shoji is a "Mukansa"-level master swordsmith, one of the highest rankings in Japan.
They say Japan was made by a sword. They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan. I say, Japan was made by a handful of ...
There is a modern telephone pole in the village.
The opening Warner Bros. logo is light blue on a solid black background.
$2,630,243 (Japan) (5 December 2003)
$111,110,575 (USA) (4 April 2004)
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