Filming Locations: Raleigh Studios Budapest- Felsokert utca 9, Budapest, Hungary
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The arrows for the film were made by Michael Reape, a famous European arrow maker. A small amount of arrows were made in "museum" quality for close-ups. See more »
From the initial trailer I wasn't expecting much of this movie, I was
just excited to see a movie about Japanese history while Im living in
Chiba, Japan. I saw the movie today (it was released on December 6th,
in Japan) and it exceeded my expectations. My wife also liked it a lot,
and she's Japanese. Of course it was somewhat "whitewashed," but
actually I felt like Keaneau Reeves played more of a support role. The
Japanese hero, Oishi, played the lead role. The effects looked a little
suspect in the trailer, but they turned out great, and there was no
"Avatar" effect as others have suggested. Overall, loved it. Give it a
chance, enjoy it for what it is... a fantasy re-creation of a popular
Japanese historical event.