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47 Ronin - (2013 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1335975/
(home page archive)

47 samurai are exiled when their master is framed, and vow revenge against those responsible.

A decent enough movie; watchable and forgettable.



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Ghost in the Shell - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827/
https://ghostintheshell.tumblr.com/

A special agent combat-cyborg pursues a cyber criminal who comes to have a special interest in her.

Although I like it, I suspect it's because I like the original so much and I can't be unbiased. I also think Scarlett is hot.

I became even more interested in seeing this movie in light of the incorrectly-supposed-whitewashing of the lead character. Antisocial injustice is actually pretty good at recommending things.



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Spirited Away - (2001 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/

On the way to moving to a new town, a girl stumbles upon and is trapped in a pocket dimension with an old Japanese bath house run by spirits and non-humans.

SHE SHOUTS A LOT

A spectacular movie. Youthful but with a balance of fantasy spectacle and horror.



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Blood - The Last Vampire (2009) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0806027/
https://web.archive.org/web/20171107170843/http://lastblood.asmik-ace.co.jp:80/
https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/bloodthelastvampire

Vampires are real, and a secret council, whose formation is never explained, support a good-vampire on her mission to mercilessly slaughter bad-vampires in search for the worst-vampire who she was told killed her father.

For a while I was quite captivated by this movie. It was good in every respect, but it seemed to take a turn for the worse half way through, and just kept sliding. Overall it's good, but elements of it are too similar to other famous movies for me to really find it interesting, especially since those elements are rushed.

It's decent enough to recommend for a one-time watch.



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Princess Mononoke - (1997 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119698/
https://web.archive.org/*/www.ghibli.jp/diary_m/mononoke.html
https://movies.disney.com/princess-mononoke

to be re-watched, definitely



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to re-watch

Ghost In The Shell - (1995 movie) Japanese poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113568/
https://web.archive.org/*/ghostintheshell.manga.com/

Artificially-enhanced special police hunt a hacker-murderer.

  1. Ghost in the Shell - (1995 movie)
  2. Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence - (2004 movie)



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Seven Samurai - (1954 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/

to be re-watched



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