Reviewed by Lauren Jackson. Viewed on DVD.
I’ve been meaning to see this for a long time, when I finally did, I was pretty impressed. Not bad for a movie/show made after a video game.
So, who has played the games? Halo 1, 2, 3, ODST, Reach, anyone? Well, not that it might be going by the most recent edition to the halo games, Halo 4, but for the first time in about 10 yrs, we have finally got a movie made under not only a video game corporation, but a new one at that called, 343 Industries, not Bungi (Original Halo creators) surprising after all the years in gaining the public’s interest, but they finally put an end to their halo gaming and handed over Halo 4′s script to 343 Industries. At least Halo is still only playable on the xbox but no longer under Microsoft. And now, not that it is related to this tv show, but there is to be 3 more Halo games, yay!
If you are like me, and might have heard about this by ear or word of mouth. If at all interested, It is
Reviewed by Kathleen Amboy. Viewed on DVD.
Three days ago, while strolling through the forest, a woodcutter (Takashi Shimura) discovers a woman’s hat strewn over a branch. Ambling on, in motion to the non-diegetic drum beat, as bright sunlight cuts through the trees, he approaches a crime scene, and to his horror, it is the body of a murdered samurai.
Prior to that, on the same day, a priest (Minoru Chiaki) was journeying along the road to Yamashina, and passed a veiled damsel upon a white horse, which was led by a very pleasant samurai, with sword and arrows at his side. He surmises that “a human life is truly as frail and fleeting as the morning dew.”
Two days prior, the well-known Tajomaru (Toshiro Mifune) was caught, and found in his possession were several arrows, “a leather bow, and a [white] horse.” According to this notorious bandit, it was the stirring of the wind which caused him to trick the samurai and rape his wife. But as luck would have it, he had “succeeded in having her without killing her husband,” because she encouraged him.