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What the heck happened here? Gratuitous nudity and blood spurts? Gone is the poetry. It's all about gore.
Who stages action like Gosha? Mud, sweat, abjection, fear. Yes, it's a near-3-hr panorama, but the film is almost obsessed with detail, with texture...
Overlong, and Nakadai killing throngs of samurai, clearly in his 50's, by himself, becomes beyond ridiculous, but I'd follow Gosha anywhere, and this is his bread and butter.