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  1. gld48's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Amazing. A far cry from Kurosawa's moral samurai. This guy is a psychopath who you can have no empathy for. The baddest dude in the East.

  2. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    This is one of a hell-ish, enigmatic, cold and hauntingly sinister film for its time. The last sequence prefigures a film like Shogun Assassin for its bleak dose of violence and slash-like method. Recommended for fans of Japanese underground-trash cinema and Chanbara.

  3. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    It's a little bit like the whole chicken and egg thing. Was he evil or was the sword evil? In either case they're a good match. It's nice to see Kurosawa's leading men working together, and each gets the respect and awe commensurate with their status.

  4. -REM-'s rating of the film The Sword of Doom

  5. Nathan Silva's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    The fighting sequences in this film are like a visceral dance. Pure visual poetry.

  6. Michelle K's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    If only Kihachi Okamoto was able to make the sequels he wanted.

  7. HSBilly's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    the best decision comes with last minute of this film

  8. Mariana Mara Nascimento's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

  9. Jake.Durston's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    "The sword is the soul. Study the soul to know the sword. Evil mind, evil sword."

  10. Dominic Simard-Jean's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

  11. marina's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Yes, do that! That's how you are! Kill everyone! Kill everyone in the world!

  12. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Style over substance at its best.

  13. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    9 - As thematically superficial (though what is there is expertly delivered) as it is masterfully crafted. Every frame is visually impeccable, every movement has purpose and every cut flows. Major props to Nakadai, who portrays a volatile, inhuman husk so well that he looks carved into the scenery more often than not. Lord Mifune has no use for my compliments. What a trilogy this could have been...

  14. waywardwaters's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Dull, impotent “nihilism” fanatically hailed by fatalist 14-year-olds yearning for exoticism from their bourgeois cages, Sword of Gloom contains tormented vigor but is incomplete and empty – not in the notion of proto-creation but more in line like a Buddhist monk’s fart. It aims to depict the hollowness of evil but simply castrates it mightily (while being it’s only draw), inducing viewers directly into comas.

  15. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    A primera vista, Okamoto es un maestro en el uso del plano-contraplano y la profundidad de campo. En historia, es el descenso de un hombre hacia lo maligno. Aquí el antihéroe está en crisis. El final de "La espada del mal" es un drama psicológico. Mientras tanto, otra historia de una venganza. En contexto, la decadencia del samurai es inevitable. Ni la técnica ni el honor ni el amor salvará a estos 2 hombres del fin.

  16. Alex Fernandej's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    "evil mind, evil sword" ver em HD para orgasmo total

  17. sewslow's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Amazing noir-style samurai movie, and a highlight of the genre. The twisted and psychopathic lead by Tatsuya Nakadai is a role very distant from his character in The Human Condition. Don't be hesitant to watch this movie because it is missing the two films that were supposed to follow it. The absence of any sequel(s) gives this particular movie an entirely different feel. It gives you movie blue-balls.

  18. My Paredros's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Alone, the snow scene that ends in the titanic ethical showdown between you-know-who earns this one A+. And the surprise climax caught me off guard for sure! Also, one of the least trying episodes of dissatisfied/evil/manipulative samurai wife I have seen.

  19. Floyd Webb's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Okamoto-San certainly had a wry sense of humor. Definitely dark, but it smolders here in Sword of Doom, it sparkles in Dixieland Daimyo. And yeah this is the Illest of the ill, the darkest of dark and Nakadai Tatsuya plays on that evil like an angel on a harp.

  20. bingbong's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Stewart took the words right out of my mouth. This film reminds me of Kill Bill everytime I see it. Also, the ending is soooooooooo sweet.

  21. A47's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Perfectly crafted, with little regard for story information.

  22. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Nakadai embodies psychotic evil in this bleak samurai picture that ends so unconventionally that you're almost glad the sequels weren't made since it would dampen the apocalyptic effect of it's violent conclusion.

  23. CREDERE OBBEDIRE COMBATTERE's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

  24. Cosi's rating of the film The Sword of Doom

    Disappointing, after watching the excellent Three Outlaw Samurai last week

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