Azumi 2 - Death Or Love details
|Formats:||18 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Aya Ueto, Chiaki Kuriyama|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Thriller, World Cinema - Australia|
Azumi 2 - Death Or Love
|1hr 48 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Azumi 2 badBy Jim78 (10 reviews) from Tooting , 21 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Kitamura, the director of the first Azumi left this sequel alone as he is fast becomming a heavyweight in the japanese film industry. Unfortunately for us, a new director was brought in and failed to make this film shine.
It follows on pretty closely from the first movie, but the action seems to have taken a backward step. Apart from 1 scene with a poisoned spider web, all the fight scenes seem slow and badly choreagraphed. Azumi looks extremely amaturish when weilding the sword and you don't get the sense that she is a master swordswoman.
The film at points tries to offer the viewer a moral perspective and weight to the story line. The actors however, fail to convince with some poor emotional scenes including the typical head in the air scream when a loved one dies.
Films like Crouching Tiger and House of FD have moved action sequences and stories forward so why cant Azumi keep up? I'm yet to see Ong Bak, but I'm told this will reknew my love of the fighting genre. I know this is a negative review, but its still probably worth a watch; at least its not Hollywood!
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Is the soldiers sacrifice worth it!By mrgeria (4 reviews) , 08 Feb 2013more of a realistic story in this second sequel. We see how a soldier following orders sacrifices everything for a cause she knows little about. The truth lies somewhere between..... and after all the sacrifice, one wonders if it was worth it!
A little bit sad, a little bit funny, every bit action packed.By H0LLIE (198 reviews) from UK , 22 Jul 2010Azumi is a young girl raised to be an assassin. There really isn't much more to it.
It's a little bit sad, a little bit funny, and every bit action packed.
The story is straight forward and easy to follow. The acting and direction are brilliant. And Aya Ueto as Azumi is wonderful to watch.
The feudal Japan settings are convincing and beautiful. Just about everything is perfect.
It's a little bloody but by no means really gory, and the swordplay is fantastic. So if you're a fan of Asian cinema, Japanese Manga, or just a big fan of Action/Swordplay films in general then this comes highly recommended.
Ok - not greatBy a customer from South Gloucestershire , 08 Dec 2008As with any sequel it loses some of it's sparkle compared to the first one.
This one tried to be more darker and serious and it's message failed in the telling. As anyone who saw the first one knew it wasn't to be taken seriously, (the way the blood sprayed out had to be having a laugh) but this one worked so hard to be taken as a fim in it's own right but failed.
Fans of Azumi 1 by all means see it but just be concerned that by seeing this you may forget how good that was.
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Less gore, more lovin that the first oneBy a customer from Folkestone , 27 Aug 2008Follow up movies always explore the relationships between the characters than the oringinal and this one is no exception. If you're more interested in hacking and slashing you might be a bit disappointed but it's still a good watch.