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Samurai Commando Mission 1549 (2005)

Sengoku jieitai 1549 (original title)
An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel... See full summary »

Director:

Masaaki Tezuka

Writers:

Harutoshi Fukui (screen story), Ryo Hanmura (novel) (as Ryô Hanmura) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yôsuke Eguchi ... Yusuke Kashima
Kyôka Suzuki Kyôka Suzuki ... Rei Kanzaki (as Kyoka Suzukii)
Haruka Ayase ... Nohime
Masatô Ibu ... Dohsan Saito
Kazuki Kitamura ... Shichibe Iinuma
Kôji Matoba Kôji Matoba ... Yoda
Akiyoshi Nakao ... Tohsuke
Katsuhisa Namase ... Akihiko Mori
Tomoya Nanami Tomoya Nanami ... Nagamine
Daisuke Shima Daisuke Shima ... Mikuni
Shin Takuma ... Koroku Hachisuga
Takeshi Kaga ... Tsuyoshi Matoba / Oda Nobugana
Hôshi Ishida Hôshi Ishida ... (as Hoshi Ishida)
Takatsugu Iwama Takatsugu Iwama
Akira Matsushita Akira Matsushita
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Storyline

An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel Matoba on a time-slip 460 years into the past, into 'the Age of civil War'. At the same time an imaginary-number anomaly thought to be caused by interference from the past begins eroding the present, opening up widening time-space 'holes' all over Japan. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 June 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Samurai Commando Mission 1549 See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY1,500,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,648,713
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Japanese time travel B-flick
15 November 2011 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

The 1979 Sonny Chiba flick G. I. SAMURAI is one of my favourite films of all time. I never get tired of watching its modern-soldiers-vs-samurai premise, so when I heard about this semi-sequel I was delighted. Now, let's get one thing cleared up: this isn't a straight sequel at all. I won't spoil the events of the original film, but this film poses things differently, a 'what if?' scenario instead of the concrete ending of the initial movie. It then subsequently focuses on another squad of soldiers sent into the past on a special rescue mission.

SAMURAI COMMANDO has nowhere near the quality of the first film. If the 1979 movie was an action film through and through, this one's pure science fiction as it looks at the morals and consequences of tampering with history. It's also more squarely B-movie style, with lots of cheesy and explosive special effects and emoting. It has a cast giving the film their all, and in the second half particularly it picks up the pace and runs with it, delivering an effective race-against-the-clock climax. It may not be high art, but it is entertaining.


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