Well since Silver is unsure and Dangerous doesn’t know . . . Here we go.

11 Apr

Our next series of reviews is about Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645). He was an invincible samurai from Japan’s Edo period and is arguably the greatest swordsman to ever live. Musashi taught himself the art of sword fighting and won his first duel at the age of thirteen when he accepted a challenge “ging” from a wandering samurai to a duel. The samurai posted an open challenge to anyone in the village a challenge that Musashi accepted. Musashi didn’t even use a real sword, he used a wooden one to bludgeon his opponent to death. Before Musahsi was 21, he singlehandedly defeated the most prestigious sword fighting school in Kyoto. And when I say the entire school I mean it. Over his lifetime Musashi won over sixty duels, some of them against multiple enemies, and fought successfully in three major military campaigns, including the defense of Osaka Castle.

Despite his fame and legendary abilities, there are surprisingly few films involving Musashi and we are going to take a look them. Hopefully you will agree that Musashi deserves this unprecedented series of reviews.


Posted by on April 11, 2011 in Movie Reviews


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10 responses to “Well since Silver is unsure and Dangerous doesn’t know . . . Here we go.

  1. Bonnie

    April 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    There cannot be any doubt. Perhaps you should extend the series to seven posts?


    • dangerousmeredith

      April 13, 2011 at 3:44 am

      What she said.

      (By the way Bonnie, are you going to write any more blogs about martial arts? I enjoyed the last one you did.)


      • Bonnie

        April 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

        Hi Dangerous,

        I owe JPFMovies two martial arts movie reviews at the moment…one for Hero and one for a new take on The Divine Weapon…and he insists I help with the Musashi reviews…so I guess so! Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the last one!


    • jpfmovies

      April 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      Are you NVST nuts?


      • Bonnie

        April 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

        Yes. Why?


  2. GottaRun

    April 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Is your site specifically meant to focus on Asian films, or is that a general focus, but other films are discussed as well?


    • jpfmovies

      April 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      No I have just been on an Asian bender lately . . . did you see the tribute to Burt Reynolds and Rip Torn?


  3. Dr H

    April 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Dear Gotta Run, Please check out my Oscar review from last months archives. We have run reviews of almost every genre even B movies. Mostly off beat but some mainstream as well.


  4. dangerousmeredith

    April 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I love Hero



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