Ashura (2005) Movie Review

Ashura (2005)

2005 Action, Fantasy

User Score: 50/100


Adapted from the successful play, the film takes place in the 19th Japan where a war between demons and their slayers is fought...

Demons hunger to walk the streets of Edo, and all that stands in their way are the fearsome warriors known as Demon Wardens. But when Izumo, their greatest swords- man, accidentally slays an innocent child, he vows never to spill blood again.

Years pass, and Izumo has made a new life for himself as a Kabuki theatre matinee idol. A chance encounter with Tsubaki, a beautiful thief with a mysterious past, brings romance back into his life — and deadly danger!

For signs and portents herald the rebirth of Ashura, Queen of the Demons. When she manifests, all Edo shall burn, and the demons shall have dominion over the Earth. And Izumo’s old rival from his Demon Warden days, Jaku, is for some reason helping them! Izumo is about to learn that Love can be Hell — Literally!

Directed by the Japan Academy Prize-winning filmmaker Yojiro Takita (When the Last Sword Is Drawn, Onmyoji) and based on the hit play of the same title, Ashura is an eye-popping, CG-seasoned blend of old-fashioned swashbuckling action, fantasy, and romance.

DVD Features:
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen
Dubbed in English

Bonus Material Includes:
Making of Ashura
Video Effects of Ashura
Interactive Program Notes
Original Theatrical Trailers

About Ashura (2005)

Title: Ashura
Year: 2005
Starring: Atsurô Watabe, Yukijirô Hotaru, Fumiyo Kohinata, Mutsumi Fujita, Kanako Higuchi, Somegorô Ichikawa, Rie Miyazawa, Takashi Naitô, Sarutoki Minagawa, Hanae Kan, Kôji Ohkura, Erika Sawajiri, Kumiko Tsuchiya, Kazuo Kuwabara, Tatsuo Yamada
Director: Yôjirô Takita
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 6 users. Votes: 6.
Genre: Action, Fantasy

Ashura Cover Poster Art

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