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Dennis Feeback On January - 17 - 2013

Synapse Films
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
Writers: Kôji Takada, Hideaki Yamamoto
Stars: Junko Miyazono, Reiko Ônobuta and Tôru Abe
(From imdb.com)

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What they say: In the final episode of the LEGENDS OF THE POISONOUS SEDUCTRESS series, OKATSU THE FUGITIVE, Junko Miyazono appears one final time as the legendary swordswoman, but this time seeking a corrupt merchant responsible for the death of her parents. Betrayed by her fiancé, Okatsu finds herself aided in her quest by a handsome stranger – who happens to be as handy with a sword as she is! What is the reason for his kindness, and will Okatsu be able to prevail? Whatever the end may be, the restless spirits of her murdered parents drive Okatsu along her crimson-colored road of vengeance.

What I say: Junko Miyazono returns in the third and final installment of the Legends of the Poisonous Seductress series. Reiko Onobuta also returns as Junkos sidekick. This film also has no connection to the others other than the stars and subject matter. In this entry Okatsus parents are killed by a corrupt merchant. Everyone turns on Okatus even her fiancé. On the run, she does not know who to trust, but she meets a sword master as good as her and her vengeance might be in sight.

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Once again this is a gorgeous film. Beautifully shot, tightly edited this entry is a visual feast. By this point the entire cast and crew were on a roll. Performances are excellent as always, and the storyline is the most involving of the three. Picture quality is excellent as is the sound.

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This is the best film of the series and is hugely enjoyable. My only regret is that were not more of them.

Extras include a commentary and printed essay by Chris D, trailers for all three films and another awesome reversible cover.

Film: 10/10
DVD: 10/10

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