ON ONE EXTENDED DISC
LIVE ACTION FEATURE PLUS
Japanese title: ASHURA-JO NO HITOMI (EYES OF ASHURA CASTLE)
also known as DEMON SLAYER
starring: Somegoro Ichikawa · Rie Miyazawa · Kanako Higuchi · Atsuro
Watabe · Takashi Naito
was an elite swordsman called "Demon Slayer." He's been hiding away in
a Kabuki theater ever since he mistakenly killed a young woman thinking
she was from the darkside. As a result, Edo is now out-of-control. Powerful
devil warriors are roaming the land as they prepare for the resurrection
of the Demon Goddess. After some soul-searching, Izumo decides to pick
up his sword and stop the evil.
from Kazuki Nakashima's successful play, the film takes place in the 19th
Japan where a war between demons and their slayers is fought. Izumo, a
Kabuki actor with a demon-slaying past, meets and falls in love with Tsubaki.
However, he notices that something is not right as mysterious scars appear
on her body as time with the passage of time. He begins to believe that
she may be the reincarnation of Ashura, queen of demons, resurrected to
bring destruction to the universe.
Yojiro Takita began his career with Pink Films (ie, GROPER
TRAIN and the S&M shocker
BONDAGE LSD SYNDICATE). But today he is generally considered
one of the best Japanese directors, winning numerous Industry awards (especially
for his fantasy ONMYOJI:
YING-YANG MASTER) and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language
film Departures in 2009.
(ON THE SAME EXTENDED DISC)
Writers: George Akiyama (manga), Ikuko Takahashi
in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever
it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization,
he must learn to tame the beast within.
complete Japanese films: Live Action Feature (119 Minutes) and Animated
Version (71 Minutes)
Both widescreen (16:9); DVD encoded for ALL REGIONS, playable on any
American DVD machine
in Japanese language with English subtitles
Viewer discretion is advised.