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19 September 2010 @ 09:33 pm
A Long Time Ago...  

A long time ago
In an alternate universe far, far, away...

Samurai Wars

http://www.sillof.com/C-samuraiwars.htm

Sillof's Workshop has created action figures based on the idea that in 1955  Akira Kurosawa attempted to film an epic movie about a small band fighting against a dark lord in feudal Japan.

It's really interesting how little the character designs have to be changed. I particularly love Obu Wankabe (Played by Toshiro Mifune of course)
 
 
 
the Duchess of Crack! and the Queen of Fluffkiramaru7 on September 20th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Sweet!! I like Kurosawa films, sadly have only seen a couple. But Shichinin no samurai is my all time fave! :D
ranuelranuel on September 20th, 2010 10:45 am (UTC)
I love that one too.

I've seen it, Rashomon, The Hidden Fortress, Red Beard, Derzu Uzala, Ran, and Madadayo. Shichinin no Samurai and Madadayo are my favorites. I really expected not to like Ran because I hate King Lear but he made some fundamental changes to the story that made me really like it.
the Duchess of Crack! and the Queen of Fluffkiramaru7 on September 20th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Nice! How I miss Samurai Saturdays...*cries* I've seen Rashamon. I wish they would air them again, saw a lot of great movies & who cared if they were subbed.

That's good!
Don't jiggle the ramune!: Sess Gaspfenikkusuken on September 20th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)

Saving this to show the spawn! Leia with the 'panda ears' hairdo is great!
ranuelranuel on September 20th, 2010 10:48 am (UTC)
I thought she looked a little scary.
Don't jiggle the ramune!fenikkusuken on September 20th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
Considering the connotations of white in Japanese cultural parlance, she is kinda scary. She did look a tad psycho.

Han Solo's topknot is a HOOT!
ranuelranuel on September 20th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yes! I would have loved to have seen that in the original.