Shogun

Shogun

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Shogun 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
ReadsalotNK More than 1 year ago
Marvelous - wish it didn't end. Very long but definitely worth reading. The characters were nicely developed. I learned a lot about this period of history without trying.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the book is just as good....richard chamberlain is still master of the mini-series...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the best mini-series EVER made. It has everything: culture diversity, history, romance and greed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can be said that has not already been said. Historically accurate to period/ architecture/language, only the names were changed. A gifted cast superbly acted. One of Chamberlain's best if not THE best he has done. Mifune Toshiro is of course the John Wayne of Japan. With a gifted supporting cast at least one of which you will recognize from Seven Samurai also with Mifune and the breathtaking beauty of Shimada Yoko make this a ''gift'' to treasure each time it is viewed. Mr. Clavell's finest work!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful and captivating miniseries. I am thrilled that it is finally available on DVD as it was seen during the televised series. It's a great tale that sucks you in and leaves you wanting more. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a great mini-series but, it should have been done in widescreen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw the mini-series as a kid and fell in love with it. I have the VHS 2-hr movie but it does no justice to the mini-series. I have read the book over 10 times and it rivals the quality of the mini-series. I can't wait for the DVD set to be available. If you are into Japanese history or even just good adventure, this is a movie to own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The mini-series is remarkably true to the book and to the background history of Japan. The 5 disc DVD uses one whole disc to show the development, creation and design of the whole series; it is an adventure in itself. The difference between this story and a movie like The Last Samaurai, e.g. is the complexity of the political, personal and cultural expressions in the movie. Both shows display a painstaking attention to the political and cultural events taking place during the era. But in Shogun, there is not the typical 'white hat' hero and 'black hat' villain. Everything is relative to the individual character's belief system. Every person and event has duality; nothing is black or white. There is compassion and brutality in both worlds and political agendas are often the main motivating factor. It is an honest and uncompromising look at people trapped in the political turmoil and cultural upheaval of their time. It is a profound and breathtaking ride.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic. If you've never seen it then you are missing out on the greatest book in the shogun series. Been waiting a long time for this to come out on dvd. 2 more months
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen this miniseries no less than two dozen times, and still can't get enough! Maybe its the costumes, or the scenery, or ????. Clavell takes us back to a world so very much different from the world we know that one cannot help but feel a certain intoxication and desire to be part of that world, if only to visit. We look forward to retirement after a long and hopefully prosperous and healthy life, while the ancient Japanese looked only to the next moment, giving a whole new meaning to life. The actors were perfectly cast, although I have to continually clear my mind of Frankie Sakai (Yabu) as one of the principles players in Mothra!!! And how more lovely of a Japanese woman could they have cast other than Ms.Shimada (Mariko), who I understand spoke little or no English when she made this series. As is my habit, I read the book before seeing the movie as it clarifies unknowns or suppositions. I would strongly advise you take the time and read the book before viewing the series. Many questions will be answered, and by knowing the whys and wherefores you will enjoy the series all the more. I would have to say that "SHOGUN" my most favorite miniseries ever brought to the screen. This one will be very difficult to beat. Sayonara.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Non stop adventure...drama...intrigue...all in one. Once you start reading it....you'll forget your meals. I first read the book when i was in high school...now, i am already a diplomat...i still loved it. I'll wait for the release of the DVD in September.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this mini-series, but having watched after reading the book leaves me wondering which I like better. The Book delves quite a bit deeper into psychie of the Samurai and the Japanese people, but the book is quite a bit more graphic. The Mini-series leaves of the entire sub-plot by Omi and yabu in regards to the gun-regiment, and it never mentions Blackthornes family in London. Of course, not everything could be portrayed, but hey, that would only extend the miniseries by only a few more hours. That would not be a bad thing. This is one series that reading the book first does not destroy the experience of viewing it, although it leaves you wondering 'Hey, what happened to ...' All in all, I really enjoyed it. Shogun wa subarashii na eiga desu. Nan kai mo mieru koto desu.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite mini-series ever. It was different,exciting and always interesting. Never a dull moment---I even enjoyed reading the sub-titles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What¿s not to like? There is action, drama, samurai, sex, intrigue and politics. I have seen the entire serise at least 20 times... If it were on DVD, I'd have that too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If this was available on DVD, I'd buy it today!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the TV series so much, that I later aquired the full VHS (4 tapes) version, and the short feature (1 tape). I was disappointed that the ''full'' VHS version was censored. Some violence, and nudity scenes were removed. It really doesn't help, not to be honest about violence, or sexual content, when that in fact is part of the story, and part of life. I'm looking for a release of the uncut, full feature on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has it all, love, violence, political intrigue, philosophy; it deals with jingoism, racism, humanity, I could go on... Brillant acting by a brilliant cast adapted quite well to screen from an excellent novel, if you haven't read the book do so, but you must also see the movie, even fans of the book won't be disappointed. If you are a fan of epic sagas, history, japanese culture, political intrique, or even if you just love a good movie you must see this film. And this is the only version worth seeing, the other edited version is a disgrace. Its all or nothing and though its long you'll love every minute and will watch it again. With any luck it will be realeased on DVD!