Makai Tensho = Samurai reincarnation

Makai Tensho = Samurai reincarnation

DVD - 2004 | Japanese
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A master samurai must combat an uprising of executed samurai and ninja in a tale of horror, holy war, redemption, and damnation.
Publisher: [s.l.] : Tokyo Shock, c2004,c1983
ISBN: 9781586555092
158655509X
Branch Call Number: DVD JAPANES MAKAI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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jimg2000
Jul 21, 2016

I am the leader of the Christians, Shiro Amakusa.
--What?
Look at the hellish scene outside. These are the flames of our grudge. The Tokugawa Shogunate is now about to end. Look at that! Look! Look, letsuna! You will never have enough suffering. You must have the same agony as the 37,000 Christians you killed.
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Why do you have to go? Why do men fight? Why kill each other? I know my aunt. She dedicated her life to Musashi. She was unhappy. She hated him when she died. Jubei. Never put me into
a situation like that.
-- Forgive me, Otsu. I must go.
Tell me why.
-- Because perhaps... This is my destiny. I have made up my mind to live by the sword.
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Jubei. The fight is not over yet.
--What?
As long as human beings exist on this earth, I shall return. I will definitely come back!

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jimg2000
Jul 21, 2016

When you want to kill God, you can kill God with this. When you want to kill a devil, you can kill the devil with this. This is the sword you want.
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Forgive my sudden visit. My name is...
--Welcome, Jubei Yagyu.
How do you know me?
--I am a swordsmith. I ought to know.
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He said something enigmatic... "I do not want a sword to kill human flesh. What I want is a sword to kill ghosts. I want to kill devils... "
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Kirimaru. You must live. You once dedicated your life to swordsmanship. Fight as a swordsman. Your enemy is inside of you. Challenge your own destiny! Change your karma! Do your best.

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jimg2000
Jul 21, 2016

Take my advice and live in the world of devils. Your swordsmanship will have eternal life.
--No.
Why?
--I do not believe in eternal life. Besides... I will not let you live, even as a devil.
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To Inshun, once the best spearman in the country: No matter how you master your martial arts... you cannot kill the desire inside of you.
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Do you want to live again? Do you want to live as a young man, stronger, and more handsome?
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Why do you want to kill me?
--Because true love is born only from hatred. I want to be jealous of you and I want you to be jealous of me. So we can be burnt with our passion. Our passion will burn like fire...
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God! Come hither! Raise the water and... create the thick clouds in the sky! Send freezing wind to
freeze houses and fields! Pour a deluge of rain and wash them away! Wash away the forests and the lands! Destroy everything that belongs to the Shogun!

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jimg2000
Jul 21, 2016

Because of your bitter grudge, you cannot rest in peace.
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Because you believe in a foreign God, you cannot be jealous of me? Why don't you show me your
true sadness and anger? ... You are a woman of virtue! You are too good for me to be with. You had better marry Jesus.
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Otsu... You were pretty and innocent. I did nothing to earn your love for me. For years and years,
you had innocently... waited for me until your death. Forgive me. Your love was in the way of my training.
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The deeper you regret... the easier it is to reincarnate as a devil.
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I know swordsmanship requires cruelty. But should it be so harsh that a father must try and kill his own son?

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jimg2000
Jul 21, 2016

Intro:
About 350 years ago... As the Shogun banned Christianity, the Christians in Shimabara revolted. Led by Shiro Amakusa, they fought for ninety days and lost. The Shogun's 120,000 soldiers annihilated 37,000 Christians. To exaggerate their achievements...the soldiers split the heads of Christians......and announced that they took 45,000 heads.
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Listen, God. From now on, I forsake my faith in you! In your teachings and mercy! Leaving everything behind .. .I shall take a journey of vengeance for my poor brothers! You, in the darkness of the Devil! Poisonous snakes! Devils from Hell! Come forth and speed my vengeance.
Arise from Hell and show yourself here before me! Help me get revenge! I shall always be pleased
to reciprocate! I have given you my word! Welcome, devils from Hell! Come into my body and give me your power!

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Jul 21, 2016

In Japanese or dubbed English with English subtitles. This is one weird mythical samurai film with a Christian theme, the 1638 Shimbara Revolt when the prohibition of Christianity was strictly enforced (more in Quotes.) Excerpt from wikipedia:

Following the massacre of many thousands of Christians by soldiers of the Tokugawa Empire after the Shimabara Rebellion, Shiro Amakusa renounces the God who he feels abandoned them, and bargains his soul to the forces of darkness for the power to take his revenge. He gains the power to resurrect the dead, and begins with Hosokawa, the wife of a samurai who mocked her for her chastity and then left her to die during the invasion. Shiro restores her beauty in exchange for her loyalty. Next, they travel to the cave of legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, who regrets that he neglected his lovely wife to find more opponents to duel, and that his advanced age prevents him from challenging the one rival he considered worthy to test his technique. ...

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