Excellent period peice
2nd February 2004
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.