Legend of Eight Samurai

Legend of Eight Samurai (1984)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts, Samurai Film  |   Release Date - Dec 10, 1983 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 133 min.  |   Countries - Japan, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

As might be gathered from its title, The Legend of the Eight Samurai is set in feudal Japan. Princess Hiroku Yokoshimaru's family is wiped out, along with her bodyguards. All that stands between the princess and certain death is an inexperienced young samurai played by martial-arts expert Sonny Chiba. Armed with little more than determination, Chiba must battle an octet of phantom warriors, a witch, and a killer centipede! The Legend of the Eight Samurai is as good as anything else of its type, sometimes a little better.



bodyguard, Japan, princess, Samurai