Miyamoto Musashi

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto / Miyamoto Musashi (1954)  

Posted by ChumPaa at Nov. 16, 2015
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto / Miyamoto Musashi (1954)

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto / Miyamoto Musashi (1954)
A Film by Hiroshi Inagaki
DVDRip | MKV | Lang: Japanese | Subs: English | 1h 34min | 720x494 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AC3 @ 192Kbps | 1.32 GB
Genre: Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History

With his closest friend, Matahachi, Takezo (the town's wild, orphan kid) leaves his village to join an army on its way to battle. After their side loses, they seek shelter in the isolated home of a widow, Oko, and her daughter, Akemi. Oko seduces Matahachi, who forgets his betrothal to the virtuous Otsu. Oko, Matahachi, and Akemi go to Kyoto, but Takezo returns to the village. Matahachi's family rejects Takezo's report and has him arrested for treason. A monk rescues him from death and sentences him to the study of the samurai code. Otsu and Takezo fall in love, and she promises to wait for him when he sets off on the road as a knight errant.

Miyamoto Musashi VI / Swords of Death (1971)  

Posted by Rare-1 at May 30, 2015
Miyamoto Musashi VI / Swords of Death (1971)

Miyamoto Musashi VI / Swords of Death (1971)
DVDRip | MKV | 720 x 436 | AVC @ 1780 Kbps | 72 min | 1 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French (embedded)
Genre: Action, Drama | Japan

The unofficial 6th part of 'Miyamoto Musashi' story based on the novel by Eiji Yoshikawa. This episodes is aka 'Swords of Death'. Yoshikawa's novel is one of the most frequently dramatized materials on both of big and small screens in Japan.

The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi (Repost)  

Posted by nebulae at Feb. 14, 2015
The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi (Repost)

William Scott Wilson, "The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi"
English | ISBN: 1590309871 | 2013 | 320 pages | EPUB | 7 MB

The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi  

Posted by nebulae at Sept. 26, 2013
The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi

William Scott Wilson, "The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi"
English | ISBN: 1590309871 | 2013 | 320 pages | EPUB | 7 MB

Miyamoto Musashi (1954)  

Posted by JingleWay at July 9, 2012
Miyamoto Musashi (1954)

Miyamoto Musashi / Samurai 1: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
720p BluRay Rip | MKV | 960 x 720 | x264 @ 10.6 Mbps | 1h 33mn | 6.92 GB
Audio: Japanese FLAC 1.0 @ 256 kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography | Japan

With his closest friend, Matahachi, Takezo (the town's wild, orphan kid) leaves his village to join an army on its way to battle. After their side loses, they seek shelter in the isolated home of a widow, Oko, and her daughter, Akemi. Oko seduces Matahachi, who forgets his betrothal to the virtuous Otsu. Oko, Matahachi, and Akemi go to Kyoto, but Takezo returns to the village.

Samurai: Miyamoto Musashi (2010)  Video

Posted by nakil at Sept. 22, 2010
Samurai: Miyamoto Musashi (2010)

Samurai: Miyamoto Musashi (2010)
HDTV-Rip | English | AVI | XviD @ 966kbps | 624x352 | 23.9 fps | MP3 @ 128kbps | 01:28:20 | 700 MB
Genre: Documentary

SAMURAI: Actor/martial arts champ, Mark Dacascos, explores the story of Miyamoto Musashi, the most famous Samurai of all time, and trains in the weaponry and wisdom of Japan’s great warriors. Set to the warrior tradition, this new two-hour special takes viewers on an immersive journey through historic Japan in the footsteps of Musashi, Japan’s legendary swordsman and warrior. As Mark learns about ancient Samurai culture, the action is brought vividly to life in a dynamic and innovative way through cutting-edge animation..

Tomu Uchida: Miyamoto Musashi 6 –Swords of death (1971)  Video

Posted by mal11lam at Feb. 3, 2010
Tomu Uchida: Miyamoto Musashi 6 –Swords of death (1971)

Miyamoto Musashi 6 –Swords of death - Tomu Uchida (1965)
Japanese | Subtitle: English (hard coded) | 1:14:39 | 512 x 384 | DiVX | MP3 – 101 kbps | 700 MB
Genre: Action/Drama

Jarring, intermittent use of freeze frames accompanied by voice-over narration and some poorly-synched sound effects might well be tell-tale signs that this film was still incomplete when its director passed away in mid-1970. Similar to my previous encounter with Uchida's cinema – the superior A BLOODY SPEAR ON MOUNT FUJI (1955) – this film has a very deliberately paced (and, in this case, muddled) first half as it tells of the exploits of legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto (played 16 years earlier by the great Toshiro Mifune in a celebrated trilogy of films for director Hiroshi Inakagi and the protagonist of several previous Uchida pictures) and settles on his confrontation with a rival – the owner of a secret weapon he craves – and his equally adept wife (whose brother he had killed years before). This incident takes up virtually all of the film's second half whereupon Musashi emerges triumphant by defeating the man's entire band of followers and setting husband against wife by kidnapping their little son.
Tomu Uchida: Miyamoto Musashi 3 –  The duel against Yagyu (1963)

Miyamoto Musashi 3 – The duel against Yagyu - Tomu Uchida (1963)
Japanese | Subtitle: English/French | 1:43:58 | 640 x 304 | DiVX | MP3 – 115 kbps | 700 MB
Genre: Action/Drama

An improvement on the 2nd, but still not up to the high standard of the first.
The story is more erratic this time. Things continue from the exact end-point of the 2nd film, at the end of the battle scene, where MM considers the lessons learned. He is there, dominating the film for the first half hour, and then, apropos of nothing in particular, abruptly disappears from the film for the next hour. Of course, he is still referred frequently by most of the other characters in his absence. During this hour, some of the familiar characters are followed and at least one crucial character is introduced - the boastful young Sasaki Kojiro, with his unusually long sword.
One took quite a while to recover the flow of the story after this jolting change of pace, but the overall story begins to take even more shape during this time. Therefore, although it was perhaps not the best way to handle proceedings, things eventually worked, and I didn't find the story any less compelling for it.
Otsu and Akemi are still around, and the old woman Osugi is still doggedly trying to inflict pain upon MM. The ending I found very clunky - MM does all but say "stay tuned for the next episode". Argh ! But still, I'll be watching it. Less action than either of the first two, but still pretty good.
Tomu Uchida: Miyamoto Musashi 2 –  Showdown at Hannyazaka heights (1962)

Miyamoto Musashi 2 – Showdown at Hannyazaka heights - Tomu Uchida (1961)
Japanese | Subtitle: English | 1:46:38 | 640 x 304 | DiVX | MP3 – 116 kbps | 700 MB
Genre: Action/Drama

Bit of a let-down after the terrific first instalment. There is decidely less action in this one, and Kinnosuke's acting is not as compelling.
On the upside, many of the characters from the first one are still around. The feisty old couple who feel wronged and try for revenge are hilarious. And Akemi and Otsu, the two main female characters, are as lovely as ever.
And the overall story begins to make more sense. The film opens with Takeno deciding to leave the castle and, therefore, is given a new name for his new life. His new personal name, Musashi, is in fact the same name as Takezo. That is, the same kanji characters. But because of the (to outsiders) baffling lack of consistent phonetics, this is perfectly acceptable and understandable, and the story makes some attempts to at least make it clear. The newly rechristened MM sets out to learn swordsmanship from only the best practitioners, in a time when ronin (landless samurai) are legion and times are tough.
There is some clever strategy and thoughtful plot points, and the final sword battle caps things off rather well. Overall, I'd say this instalment would be good for those who want to understand the series as a whole, but not so compelling as a stand-alone viewing.

Tomu Uchida: Miyamoto Musashi 1 – Zen and sword (1961)  Video

Posted by mal11lam at Feb. 1, 2010
Tomu Uchida: Miyamoto Musashi 1 –  Zen and sword (1961)

Miyamoto Musashi 1 – Zen and sword - Tomu Uchida (1961)
Japanese | Subtitle: English | 1:50:14 | 640 x 304 | DiVX | MP3 – 115 kbps | 700 MB
Genre: Action/Drama

The title character, Takezo (later renamed MM), is a fierce beast who lives for fighting and war. The opening of the film sees him crawling in the mud and around slain soldiers to find the young lad who joined him in battle. Takezo mourns that "there'll be no more wars, and what shall I do ?".
The pair are sheltered by a woman and her daughter, who live by stealing from dead soldiers. All four are on the run, as Takezo has in fact deserted. And when Takezo is in turn deserted by the other three, be becomes an outlaw, killing to escape capture.