Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Starring the voice talents of Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill and Yuri Lowenthal

Directed by : Fuminori Kizaki and Takashi Okazaki

Release Date: January 25th, 2009

The sequel to the 5 episode anime, Afro Samurai: Resurrection is a tale of honor, vengeance, and betrayal.

Set after the events of the series, Afro has tried to live a life of peace, solitude and redemption: yet his past sins fail to die as a new foe comes to make him pay for his crimes. This deadly and seductive villainess Sio (voiced by Lucy Liu) has taken the number one head band and stolen the remain's of Afro's father. She taunts him into finding the number two head band so he can challenge her and reclaim his father's body.

For fans of the series, this is a great addition to enjoy; for new comers, it's a very violent anime dealing with charater driven drama about a man who tries to forgo the path of blood but cannot seem to shake his violent ways. Visually the film is energetic and stunnning; the blending of Feudal Japan and Futuristic technology works well together so as to give the setting a "timeless" appearance so that a samurai protagonist who fights cyborgs and rocket launchers makes sense to the audience. Also, the music by RZA gives the soundtrack a fresh mood that works with the movie instead of distracting the audience with its presence.

Rating: For fans of Afro Samurai, * * * * * of 5/ For everyone else, * * * 1/2 of 5

Click here to buy

Afro Samurai: The Complete Murder Sessions [Blu-ray]
Afro Samurai: Resurrection - Director's Cut

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