I'm a bit of a junkie when it comes to older American/Italian Westerns and older Japanese Samurai movies, I watch so many of them that they sort of blur together after awhile and I have trouble even remembering the exact titles. Most modern ones tend to fall kind of short in my opinion... I guess my take is that as production value and movie making technology increased, the actual plot and storytelling declined.
That said, I really enjoyed the fairly recently made When the Last Sword is Drawn. There are some cultural specific aspects that will likely seem awkward to non-Japanese audiences, but if anyone is a fan of such movies I'd highly recommend checking it out.
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