Kagemusha (1980) 1080p YIFY Movie

Kagemusha (1980) 1080p

Kagemusha is a movie starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, and Ken'ichi Hagiwara. A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to...

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  • Genre: Drama | History
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.89G
  • Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 160
  • IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for Kagemusha (1980) 1080p

When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty living up to his role and clashes with the spirit of the warlord during turbulent times in the kingdom.


The Director and Players for Kagemusha (1980) 1080p

[Director]Akira Kurosawa
[Role:]Tatsuya Nakadai
[Role:]Jinpachi Nezu
[Role:]Ken'ichi Hagiwara
[Role:]Tsutomu Yamazaki


The Reviews for Kagemusha (1980) 1080p


A grand spectacle of samurais and shoguns.Reviewed bySamuraiNixonVote: 9/10

What happens to the doppelganger when the original dies? Does he flitter out of existence or does he find his own. Kagemusha (shadow warrior in Japanese) is the story of a thief who is to be hanged, but is saved by a warlord's brother, Katsuyori Takeda, because of a peculiar resemblance to the king Shingen Takeda. Tatsuya Nakadai brilliantly plays both roles of Shingen and the thief. The thief is trained to fill in as Shingen's double, a position previously played by his brother Katsuyori. Shingen receives a mortal wound during a siege and the Takeda Clan retreat. His dying wish is that he wants his death not to be known for at least three years. Kagemusha eventually acquiesces to the role of not just doubling for the king, but being a figurehead twenty-four hours a day.

The intimate circle of Shingen's family and guard knows about the double. They advise him about how to be like Shingen. He plays the part well. Shingen's son Nobukado, who knows that he is the double, is convinced that his father did this to spite him. Nobukado was passed over as king and that position was granted to Shingen's grandson and Nobukado's son Takemaru as soon as he reaches of mature age. Later in the film, we realize that Shingen did this because Nobukado is too aggressive and is not leader material, not to spite him. The backing of Kagemusha helped Nobukado's one great military victory. Nobukado would forever be in Shingen's shadow.

The relationships between the thief and the Lord's men make this a fascinating film. There is a rich tapestry of multidimensional characters. To some critics the action was too slow. It was not as fast paced as The Seven Samurai or Yojimbo. I think it is a mature film from a maturing director who would go on to direct another of my favorite films Ran. This film was nominated for two academy awards and would co-win the grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The juxtaposition between the titanic and minute is a favorite concept of Kurosawa. Stolid men have tragic faults. Beggars can be kings.

Kurosawa is one of the world's most famous directors. Yet in the 1980's, he did not get much respect from his home country Japan. He had not had released a film since 1975 -- the beautiful and brilliant Dersu Uzala and he was reportedly suicidal. This film would not have been made if it were not for George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola whom helped finance this film. Lucas has always been a big fan of Kurosawa. Star Wars was partially influenced by Kurosawa's film The Hidden Fortress. I am a big fan of Kurosawa too. His films always have the most beautiful cinematography, intricate plots and grand characters. Kagemusha is no exception.

Not very interesting...Reviewed bywinstonsmith_84Vote: 8/10

I have understand Kurosawa is a great director who has made some masterpieces in his lifetime. However, I fail to see the masterpiece in Kagemusha.

The story is very bland, and most of it revolves around a thief who has taken the position of a great Lord, due to the Lord's death. That could be an interesting scenario, but for some reason, it does not work in this film: could it be because the entire film pays too much attention to that? I don't know what this movie does wrong, but for a first time viewing, it is not the first to pick from Kurosawa's work. It seems a bit boring, perhaps. Maybe I am missing something, but this film lacks originality, plot, and the stunning sequences most Akira fans are used to. The film is not as visually stunning as some of his others, and could have included more interesting shots.

Why should we make such a big deal out of a lookalike? Big woop.

6/10 - Weakest Kurosawa film I've seen yetReviewed bymarkbray4Vote: 6/10

The pacing of this film is awful. There are a large number of scenes which I felt were 2 or 3 times as long as they needed to be. The musical score was also awful and didn't seem to convey the proper mood.

I saw the shorter version. Someone commented that the longer version was better... maybe it is, but it seemed like there wasn't enough story to fill up 2 hrs 40 mins, much less 3 hours.

The only reason it gets a rating of 6 is due to Kurosawa's visuals.

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