Sunday, January 25, 2015

Yamada: Samurai of Ayothaya (2010)

INTRODUCTION:

This is a beautifully shot film based on the legend of Nagamasa Yamada who was a Japanese Samurai that decided to adopt Ayothaya as his country. The story is largely fictitious, as historic life of Nagamasa is not well known. Japanese actor Seigi Oozeki who moved to Thailand in 2003, and a Thai actor Buakhao Paw Pramuk who's a real life K1 boxer plays the two leads in this movie. Beautiful Thai actress Kanokkorn Jaicheun plays the role of the girl who nurses Nagamasa back to health. This movie was one very good "Ass Kicking" Roller Coast ride of Martial Arts. The Music, Choreography, Historic Period, and Costumes were all 100% Japanese and Thai. I especially enjoyed that awesome Japanese Jazz song with the very large drums that played near the beginning of the movie, but wait! The Thai fighters were serious about their work and exceptional athletes that could kick your butt from the most amazing angles. I'm looking forward to seeing more movies like this one. 

If you like the new generation of Thai action films, this movie should appeal to you, but it's also a beautiful story of a man who's life was transformed by the culture of the country. It's a great movie with great action, and is recommended for viewing.

Yamada Samurai of Ayothaya

PROFILE:

Directed by: Nopporn Watin
Starring: Seigi Ozeki, Sorapong Chatree, Winai Kraibutr
Release date(s): December 2, 2010
Running time: 100 minutes
Country: Thailand
Language: Thai, Japanese, Burmese
IMDb Ratings: 6.1/10

PLOT:

In this movie, Nagamasa Yamada ( Seigi Oozeki ) was one of the soldiers working for king of Ayothaya with his fellow Japanese. There are sect of villains that are attacking the people of Ayothaya. They are supposed to be Burmese soldiers, but upon killing them he finds out that they are Japanese disguised as Burmese. Nagamasa also finds out that his lieutenant commander is the leader of this criminal group. He gets ambushed, and nearly gets killed, but Ayothaya warriors shows up and saves his life. People of Ayothaya nurses him back to health, and Nagamasa learns the fighting skills of Ayothaya. He has a score to settle, but he's also a marked man because he's seen the face of the culprit who's spreading terror amongst the people. Confused by the mysterious identity of his assailants, Yamada stays with the warriors, befriending them, learning their art, and eventually pledging his loyalty and life to their cause and kingdom.

The lead character in the film is based on Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who later became a governor in the Ayutthaya Kingdom.

PICTURES:

YAMADA: SAMURAI OF AYOTHAYA (2010)

YAMADA: SAMURAI OF AYOTHAYA (2010)

YAMADA: SAMURAI OF AYOTHAYA (2010)

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REFERENCE:
Asianwiki, Wikipedia, IMDb, Asiantorrents

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