Azumi - DVD Review - Out to own on DVD on August 2nd
Now adapted for the screen, Azumi is a Japanese action to die for. Set in 19th century war-torn Japan , Azumi (Aya Ueto) is a beautiful young girl, who has been trained from childhood with nine other orphans to become a fearless assassin. Martial Arts Master, Gessai (Yoshio Harada) has raised the ten children in complete seclusion in the hope that his protgs will one day defeat the merciless warlords and restore peace to the land. To test that they are the cold-blooded, ruthless killers they will need to be for the mission, Gessai orders them to pair off and fight to the death. Burdened with the cruel mission to kill friends and enemies alike, and sacrifice innocent lives Azumi begins to question her fate but Gessai leaves them neither room nor time for self-doubt as his trap ensnares them. Azumi and her friends forge ahead, unaware of the terri ble bloodshed that awaits them.
Fighting on the Edge: The Making of Azumi' (45 mins approx)
Battle on the Wild Side' Featurette (84 mins approx)
Out to own on DVD on August 2nd
UK website: www.optimumreleasing.com
Running Time: 128 mins approx
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