Yamada - The Way Of The Samurai details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kanokkorn Jaicheun, Thanawut Ketsaro, Seigi Ozeki, Winai Kraibutr, Sorapong Chatree, Buakhao Paw Pramuk, Somjit Jongjohor, Bin Bunluerit|
Yamada - The Way Of The Samurai
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Jan 2012|
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Yamada great movieBy a customer , 12 Feb 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Great movie! Thai mixed Japanese never thought it was good, glad I rent it. You should watch this. Hope there will more movie like it.
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great movie,perfect lengthBy evo78 (8 reviews) , 29 Jun 2013i am a fan of asian cinema and i must say i thoughly enjoyed this movie as sometimes movies like this can drag on but this does not it is the perfect length. Also the muay thai action is off the scale !!! Would def recommed this movie for all fans of asian cinema and muay thai
The slow and muddled way of the samurai.By CraigieBabie (8 reviews) , 30 Nov 2012Based on reviews I rented this. But I'm afraid it's not good. The story is paper thin, which you can forgive, but the acting is poor, the pacing is slow and the sword fights are ridiculous. The use of CGI is clumsy and about the best fight scenes are on the opening credits. Also, the Japanese guy who learns to fight like the Thai boxers is slow and even the slowest Thai could probably beat him. He's a pretty boy though, so I guess that's why he got the gig. It's not his martial arts, that's for certain.
I wouldn't want to be on the end of Muay Thai knee strike!By 10thDan (4 reviews) , 19 Sep 2012Yamada - The Way of the Samurai (original title 'Samurai Ayathaya') is a fictionalised account of a historical figure from the Ayathaya era in Thailand, Yamada Nagamasa.
Yamada, actually a Japanese Samurai, is rescued from an encounter that leaves him near death, by a group of kick-boxers from the Thai village of Ayathaya, who return him there and nurse him back to health.
Living in the village and seeing their powerful form of Thai kick-boxing leads Yamada to adopt Ayathaya as his true home and undertakes to learn their ways, arriving at a mixed style of Ju-Jitsu and Thai kick-boxing, to become their most formidable fighter and protector.
The production values on this movie are pretty good and raise it above the usual. The main reason you should watch this movie is if you want to see some really first rate kick-boxing, which after seeing this, I confidently feel could make mince-meat out of almost any fighter!
For me the real star of the movie is Buakhao Paw Pramuk, an actual Muay Thai fighter who is very famous in the world of kick-boxing. He is good on screen and his moves are shockingly powerful. It isn't quite Ong Bak, but still worth a look.
In history Yamada went on to become governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat province in southern Thailand.
Super SamuraiBy andy79 (3 reviews) , 10 Aug 2012Brilliant and now bought a copy, story is good and the special affects make for top notch fight scenes. A must view if you like your samurai films
Average Martial Arts FilmBy GaryI (785 reviews) from March, Cambs , 31 Jul 2012A worthy addition to the Samurai/Martial Arts genre. It's bloody, colourful and the fight sequences are harsh and fast.
But its fairly routine story, all totally predictable stuff, good guys vs bad guys etc.