The Hidden Blade

( 3 )

Overview

The Hidden Blade concerns Yaichiro, a warrior who must leave his family in the care of two other samurai after he answers a request for his services in another town. Muenezo and Samon do their best to protect the family when they come under attack during Yaichiro's absence.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Blu-ray
$26.57
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$29.99 List Price
Other sellers (Blu-ray)
  • All (5) from $17.72   
  • New (3) from $17.72   
  • Used (2) from $31.98   

Overview

The Hidden Blade concerns Yaichiro, a warrior who must leave his family in the care of two other samurai after he answers a request for his services in another town. Muenezo and Samon do their best to protect the family when they come under attack during Yaichiro's absence.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Behind The Scenes With Director Yoji Yamada; Berlin Film Festival Premiere; Director Press Conference; Japanese Theatrical Trailer; US Theatrical Trailer; Upcoming Release Trailers
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2012
  • UPC: 842498000915
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Palisades Tartan
  • Region Code: 1A
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 2:12:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Masatoshi Nagase Munezo Katagirl
Takako Matsu Kie
Yukiyoshi Ozawa Yaichiro Hazama
Hidetaka Yoshioka Samon Shimada
Tomoko Tabata Shino
Tomoko Obata Shino
Reiko Takashima Hazama's Wife
Min Tanaka Kansai Toda
Nenji Kobayashi Ogata
Ken Ogata Hori, the Shogun
Technical Credits
Yoji Yamada Director, Screenwriter
Yoshitaka Asama Screenwriter
Mitsuo Degawa Art Director
Hiroshi Fukasawa Producer
Hiroshi Fukusawa Producer
Takeo Hisamatsu Producer
Iwao Ishii Editor
Kazumi Kishida Sound/Sound Designer
Kazuko Kurosawa Costumes/Costume Designer, Sound/Sound Designer
Mutsuo Naganuma Cinematographer
Yoshinobu Nishioka Art Director
Junichi Sakamoto Executive Producer
Junichi Sakomoto Executive Producer
Isao Tomita Score Composer
Ichiro Yamamoto Producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hidden Blade
1. Opening Credits [15:35]
2. Load! [10:35]
3. Kie Is Ill [9:07]
4. Scared Of Samurai [8:51]
5. Solitary Confinement [15:27]
6. Drill [12:27]
7. Left On Her Own [1:16]
8. Sensai Toda [5:29]
9. Late Night Visit [5:35]
10. Hostages [7:08]
11. Not Wasting Words [3:09]
12. Deceived? [10:45]
13. The Chief Retainer [2:35]
14. Cause Of Death [5:42]
15. Going North [4:33]
16. End Credits [10:03]
17. Chapter 17 [3:33]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Hidden Blade
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set-Up Options
      Audio
         Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
         Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         DTS Digital Surround 5.1
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles
            English Subtitles: On
            English Subtitles: Off
         Spanish Subtitles
            Spanish Subtitles: On
            Spanish Subtitles: Off
   Extra Features
      Behind The Scenes With Yoji Yamada
      Berlin Film Festival Premiere
      Yoji Yamada Press Conference
      Japanese Theatrical Trailer
      US Trailer
      Tartan New Releases
         The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu
         Battle In Heaven
         Lady Vengeance
         Vital
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The True Japan: Honor First, but also Love

    If you know this director's earlier movie TWILIGHT SAMURAI, you pretty much know the plot of this one, too. Set in the mid-19th century--a time of transition near the end of the samurai era--a poor but honorable man is ordered to fight his good friend to the death. Some twists make the story new, but it is the details of everyday life and speech, the props and costumes, the sets and scenery, the subplots and the minor characters that make this movie truly memorable. There is beauty and love here everywhere you look. And while the personal corruption of high officials and leaders of the clan reveal how far the social system that had ruled Japan for centuries had fallen from its own ideals, the kindness and self-sacrifice of ordinary people make this time, for all its stiff rigidity and needless suffering, seem worth remembering fondly and with pride. The women in particular are marvelous, not for being lovely objects, but as determined caring human beings. This, I believe is truly Japanese.
    There is action, too--though nothing like as much as you often find in Japanese costume epics--just believable combat between two opponents of real but limited skill, who both very much desire to stay alive.
    To me, everything about this movie was interesting and convincing.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous Samurai Movie!

    There is only two fight scenes in this movie which may sound surprising for a samurai movie. But unlike many other violent samurai movies, this one has a soul. The protagonist is a regular samurai who follows the samurai law until he is made to duel with his imprisoned friend accused of being a traitor to the clan. Movie is made beautiful and you can't help noticing the beautiful background and the acting of each character is perfect. This is a more realistic samurai movie since the protagonist says he is "afraid to kill" eventhough he trained to defend and kill.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews