I realise that the appeal of this movie may be distinctly limited, and after close inspection it is easy to see why, but if you boil it down to just the bare cultural ingredients, there is quite a lot of historical depth to this production, revealing the truth about a period in Japan's history that everybody would probably prefer to forget. The movie comes complete with a terrible 'fullscreen' transfer, lacklustre audio and bare bones, but if you're interested in the subject matter, or want to see a poor-man's alternative to the likes of The Last Temptation of Christ, The Devils, and even Apocalypse Now, you might consider renting this release. Certainly fans are likely to be elated by the fact that it has finally made it to DVD, whatever state it might be in.
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