Azumi
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 2003
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Rating: UngeprŘft(Film)
UPC [Locale]: 4-527427-623828
Running time: 2:22 (142 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Color, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: November 21, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#131)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 08, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura of "Versus" fame, this action-packed movie is based on a highly popular manga serial by Yu Koyama. Like his stylish and gory previous film, it wastes no time in getting down to business. The movie gets rolling as soon as the band of ten Samurai in training, including Azumi (Aya Ueto), the only swordswoman among them, is subjected to its final test. Once again, Kitamura demonstrates his awesome skills into camera movements and fight choreography. The unlimited supply of stylistic action scenes and wild visual feast are enhanced by his leaping and pouncing camera, wirework and CGI specal fx. At one time, the kick-ass heroine (in a cool, skin-tight "period" clothing) takes on as many as 200 foes.
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Genres
Martial Arts
Action
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Toho Company
 • Sedic International
 • Toshiba Entertainment
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital 5.1
Japanese  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Japanese  DTS 5.1
Subtitles
English
Japanese
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
Crew
Direction
Ryuhei Kitamura....Director
Writing
Isao Kiriyama....Screenwriter
Rikiya Mizushima....Screenwriter
Yu Koyama....Original Material By
Production
Mataichiro Yamamoto....Producer
Cinematography
Takumi Furuya....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Shuichi Kakesu....Film Editor
Music
Tar˘ Iwashiro....Composer
Art
Yuji Hayashida....Art Director
Cast
Aya Ueto....Azumi
Shun Oguri....Nachi
Hiroki Narimiya....Ukiha
Kenji Kohashi....Hyuga
Takatoshi Kaneko....Amagi
Yuma Ishigaki....Nagara
Yasutaka Sano....Yura
Shinji Suzuki....Awa
Eita Nagayama....Hiei
Shogo Yamaguchi....Komoru
Kazuki Kitamura....Inoue, Kanbe'e
Kenichi Endo....Sajiki Isshin
Kazuya Shimizu....Sajiki Nisai
Ryo....Osowareru Haha-Oya
Yoshio Harada....Gessai
Masat˘ Ibu....Nagamasa Asano
Katsuki Kitamura....Inoue Kanbei
Minoru Matsumoto....Saru
J˘ Odagiri....Bijomaru Mogami
Aya Okamoto....Yae
Tak Sakaguchi....Sajiki brother #2
Hideo Sakaki....Nagato
Naoto Takenaka....Kiyomasa Kato