13 May 2004 | getupkid531
Not the greatest, but still a great movie...
The only thing this film lacks is a detailed explanation of things that are going on within the film. For those of you who have not seen it, Makai Tensho is a period fiction film about the Christian leader of Japan during the feudal era. They staged an uprising and were slaughtered. The film starts off at his death, and continues on with him being resurrected by the devil to bring Japan, and eventually the world, to it's knees. The only person who is able to defeat him just so happens to be the Legendary Yagyu Jubei.
Yousuke Kubozuka's character, the Christian leader, has the power to resurrect fallen warriors from the bodies of young women. While some of the ones he brought back were people I had never heard of, the most important one he did revive was Miyamoto Musashi.
That's where the film lost me. A lot of the stuff going on in the film just did not make sense. A lot of key plot points (ie. How Yagyu Jubei's woman guard was turned into a dormant demon, why Musashi was revived, how the hell he got the powers.) It just really brought down the movie, but it's saving grace were the awesome fight scenes, and the superb acting (Especially by Yousuke Kubozuka.)
While not the greatest samurai movie I've seen, and while not the best horror movie I've seen, it's still a fun movie to watch. Check it out.