Budo: The Art of Killing

Budo: The Art of Killing

DVD (Remastered)



Travel to Japan to explore the origins of the martial arts in this action-packed docudrama that's as informative as it is entertaining. In addition to exploring the various techniques of "Budo" (including Karate, Judo, Aikido, etc.), this film also educates viewers in the spiritual and traditional aspect of this unique martial art. With detailed footage of training and technique, this remarkable film is as close as many Westerners are likely to come to experiencing the true core of martial arts as displayed by some of the most skillful practitioners in all of Asia.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2005
UPC: 0654930303993
Original Release: 1981
Rating: PG
Source: Synapse Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 40,754

Special Features

New windowboxed digital transfer from archival vault materials in the original filmed aspect ratio of 1.33:1; Original press kit still gallery; Liner notes

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/In Training [7:15]
2. Respect [6:19]
3. Tools of the Trade [4:02]
4. Empty Handed [5:09]
5. Mastering Judo [5:32]
6. Purify and Strengthen [7:15]
7. The Essence of Aikido [4:10]
8. Sumo Scuffles [6:18]
9. Superhuman Powers [7:31]
10. The Weak and the Strong [5:50]
11. Facing Death [5:29]
12. The Swordsman [5:26]
13. A Struggle With the Mind [7:59]
14. The Destinies of Men [4:15]
15. The Japanese Sword [6:49]
16. End Credits [:48]

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