Shogun Movie Review 1980

Information and Film Reviews for Shogun the Movie

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Miniseries chronicling the saga of a shipwrecked English navigator who becomes the first Shogun, or Samurai warrior chief, from the Western world. Colorfully adapted from the James Clavell bestseller. Also released in a two-hour version, but this full-length version is infinitely better.

Distribution

Paramount Home Video, 5555 Melrose Ave., 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, Phone: (323)956-5000, URL: http://www.paramount.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 550 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Samurai, Period Piece: 18th Century, Japan, Books to Film: James Clavell, Shipwrecked, Culture Clash
Cast
Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Shimada, John Rhys-Davies, Damien Thomas
Director
Jerry London
Music
Maurice Jarre
Other
Orson Welles
Producer
Paramount Pictures, NBC

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