‘Scabbard Samurai’ Trailer: New Comic Weirdness From the Director of ‘Big Man Japan’ – /Film

‘Scabbard Samurai’ Trailer: New Comic Weirdness From the

This week sees the bow of Saya Zamurai, aka Scabbard Samurai, a very strange-looking comedy set in feudal Japan. There is a trailer (sans English) available now, and you can see it below.

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This week sees the bow of Saya Zamurai, aka Scabbard Samurai, a very strange-looking comedy set in feudal Japan. There is a trailer (sans English) available now, and you can see it below.

“Big Man Japan” Hitoshi Matsumoto is Tired of TV Comedy

In almost every samurai film, you see the origin of the samurai, but in this film, there isn’t one scene like that. In most samurai films, you see the sword. In this one, you do not.

Scabbard Samurai (2011) – MUBI

forksclovetofu’s rating of the film Scabbard Samurai forksclovetofu This goony opera buffa is an epic, comic take on the Scheherazade myth, packed with a roster of zanies orbiting a sad-sack everyman brilliantly played by the rubber-faced Nomi.


Big Man Japan (2007) – News – IMDb

R100 Written and directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto Japan, 2013 Hitoshi Matsumoto, the director and star of Big Man Japan, which was shown at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section, returns with his latest cinematic oddity.

Scabbard Samurai: Film Review | Hollywood Reporter

Screwball comedy-weepie is a disappointing stumble for one of Japan’s most original film-makers. cute child-actor Sea Kumada isn’t enough to save Scabbard Samurai, Big Man Japan (2007

Saya-zamurai [Scabbard Samurai] – reviews – onderhond.com

The film starts off in traditional samurai fashion. A lonely man approaches a bridge, a figure looms on the other side. Slowly they walk towards each other, only to attack once they’ve passed each other right in the middle of the bridge. But then something weird happens. The samurai who’s struck down runs off bleeding and screaming.

Amazon Prime Japan to Stream New Matsumoto Comedy Series

Matusmoto is best known abroad as a director of idiosyncratic comedy films, including “Big Man Japan,” “Symbol,” “R100” and “Scabbard Samurai.” In Japan he has been omnipresent on

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: ‘Scabbard Samurai’ offers

The latest comic hybrid from popular Japanese director Hitoshi Matsumoto (Big Man Japan, Symbol), Scabbard Samurai is an odd beast, equal parts slapstick comedy, existentialist fable, and samurai ethics lesson. In terms of the film’s humor, Matsumoto is as apt to deploy a quiet, charming visual gag (the sight of Kanjuro’s face covered in

Saya-zamurai (2010) – IMDb

Jun 11, 2011 · This is a film in three parts; the tonally opaque opening 20 minutes, the mid-section which is a series of comic skits as the hapless samurai (Takaaki Nomi) plugs vainly away at his task, and a final section that turns the genre slightly on its head. The grubby, goggle-eyed Nomi is a far cry from the usual chanbara samurai.


The Asian Film Festival of Dallas, July 12-19 – schedule

– Director of Programming Steve Norwood. The Southwest Premiere of Centerpiece Film SAYA-ZAMURAI (SCABBARD SAMURAI) comes from the unique mind and talent of Director Hitoshi Matsumoto (BIG MAN JAPAN, SYMBOL) mixes offbeat humor with touching drama.

Scabbard Samurai | Film Society of Lincoln Center

No one knows that better than director Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japan’s most popular comedian and the director of NYAFF hits Big Man Japan and Symbol. Set in the Edo era, Scabbard Samurai is about Kanjuro, a broken-down “scabbard samurai,” who no longer wishes to fight after the death of his wife.

Scabbard Samurai (2011) | Nonton Film Streaming Movie

Though more sentimental than writer/director Matsumoto Hitoshi’s previous films (“Big Man Japan,” “Symbol” ), “Scabbard Samurai” is unmistakably in the same spirit, with deadpan absurdism and bizarre stunts recalling the variety shows that made his name.

Teaser de «Saya Zamurai» de Hitoshi Matsumoto – YouTube

Jan 21, 2011 · セコッ!『さや侍』主演の野見さんは交通費50円ごまかすと松ちゃん指摘 – Duration: 3:55. moviecollectionjp 367,588 views

News « SciFi Japan

Japan’s most absurdist auteur and one of the country’s leading comedians, Hitoshi Matsumoto, has captivated audiences all over the world with the unique storytelling and striking visual style of his films BIG MAN JAPAN (2007), SYMBOL (2009), and SCABBARD SAMURAI (2011).