|Starring:||Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune|
|Genres:||Sport - General, Martial Arts, Television - History, Series/Miniseries|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT (UK)|
Shogun - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Shogun - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
Shogun - Disc 3
|TBC Disc 3|
Shogun - Disc 4
|TBC Disc 4|
Shogun - Bonus Features
|Run time:||1 hour 59 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Apr 2004|
Most helpful review
Excellent period peiceBy Wayne McAleese from Lowestoft, England , 02 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I have had this made-for-tv mini series on VHS for years and have watched it lots of times. It's all about an english captain shipwrecked in japan and having to come to terms with having to learn the japanesse way of life or die at the hands of the shogun's samurai. He also has to avoid the local catholics who belive his presence is going to ruin their potition with the shogun. This is a well made production set against a beautifull landscape, in total the entire series runs about nine and a half hours so will take some time to watch, but it's well worth it.
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memoriesBy a customer from north east , 01 Dec 2006brought back memories. enjoyed as much this time around
ShogunBy a customer from Bristol UK , 13 Nov 2006Everything the book promised.....brilliant. Can't wait for the next dvd in the series
ClassicBy a customer from Henley on Thames , 06 Nov 2006I have read the book many times and was really impressed that the film followed the book so accurately. Given the complexity of the story, it was brilliantly adapted. Richard Chamberlain portrayed the character of Blackthorn superbly. I think all the roles were cast extremely well.
Great viewing for the long dark days ahead - I watched the lot in 2 days.
Wonderful stuff!By a customer from Dumfries, Scotland , 29 Jul 2006I read the book years ago and did not watch the mini series as I thought it would spoil the memory of the book for me. I have just watched it and I was totally wrong. It is a wonderful series - costumes, scenes, actors - all are absolutely suburb. I would recommend anyone to watch it, whether they have an interest in medieval Japan or not. After all this time it is not dated in the slightest.
Standing the test of time?By David Seymour from Kent, England , 28 Jul 2006The epic tale of an English sailor in feudal 17th Century Japan. I remember this being excellent as a kid, when it was released. The story is still good but some of the acting feels a bit wooden and the cinematography now looks dated by today's standards.