Miyamoto Musashi: The Ultimate Samurai (Miyamoto Musashi / Duel at Hannya Hill / Birth of the Nito-rey Style / Duel at Ichijyo-ji Temple / Duel at Ganryu Island) (5-DVD) (Japanese, Subtitled in English)
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2010
"An almost ten-hour mega-opus all told, Uchida's films are engagingly lowbrow and harbour no serious pretensions about samurai honour, but rather exude a kid of anti-western gaminess."
This five disc collection includes five classic films from the Japanese Miyamoto Musashi martial arts series, all telling the story of the titular 17th century samurai whose philosophy was immortalized in the Book of the Five Rings. The films included in the set are MIYAMOTO MUSAHI, MIYAMOTO MUSASHI: DUEL AT HANNYA HILL, MIYAMOTO MUSASHI III: BIRTH OF THE NITO-RYU STYLE, MIYAMOTO MUSASHI IV: DUEL AT ICHIJYO-JI TEMPLE, and MIYAMOTO MUSASHI: DUEL AT GANRYU ISLAND.