Samurai Showdown The Motion Picture English Dubbed and Japanese with English Subtitles & Samurai Spirits 2 Japanese with English Subtitles on Blu-ray in 1080p HD
This comes with Samurai Showdown The Motion Picture, English Dubbed and Japanese with English Subtitles & Samurai Spirits 2 Japanese with English Subtitles cleaned, enhanced and upscaled to 1080p HD.
The screenshots are taken from a 60″ LCD TV playing on a standard Blu-ray player. Set come with a interactive menu so you can easily navigate to each episode with chapter skips and a play all feature to play the whole disc.
Samurai Showdown The Motion Picture:
During a bloody war in the Warring States period of Japan, an earthquake erupts and six respective warriors around the globe take heed of the events. As the dark god, Ambrosia, is resurrected, the battlefield is set ablaze. In the ashes, Haohmaru searches for the traitor, Shiro Tokisada Amakusa. He is upset that she betrayed her vows as one of the “Holy Warriors”, destined fighters who keep the seal over Ambrosia from being broken. Though she tempts him to join her, Haohmaru resists and is eventually backed up by the remaining Holy Warriors: Charlotte, Wan-fu, Nakoruru, Tam Tam, and Galford. Their assault is halted when Amakusa effortlessly defeats them and burns them alive. Though their bodies die, she is unable to destroy their souls.
A hundred years pass and Amakusa has manipulated the shogunate to serve her so she can raise her army of Jashin soldiers and Ambrosia unharmed. Well informed of the Holy Warriors’ presences, she issues a private manhunt for them, hoping to kill them off before they can fully assemble. Her actions raise the suspicions of Hanzo Hattori, Jubei Yagyu, and Kyoshiro Senryo; all three plot to overthrow Amakusa’s reign of tyranny though lack the manpower to do so. Hanzo tells the other two Amakusa’s weakness, which appears to be the Six Holy Warriors. They agree to search for them as they are the only hope of freeing the Tokugawa clan from Ambrosia.
Meanwhile, all of the Holy Warriors have been reincarnated and are searching for their missing members. All of them remember their past lives and mission save Haohmaru, a rambunctious youth who lives with his mother in a remote village. While away to slay a wild bear, Amakusa’s army—led by Earthquake—attacks his village. One of the residents sold his home out for information regarding Haohmaru. Several people are killed or wounded during the attack, including Haohmaru’s mother. Enraged, Haohmaru slays many soldiers and Earthquake, partially invoking his lost memories and powers. After the attack, he runs to his dying mother. She reveals to him that she isn’t her birth mother: she found him as an infant with his sword in the mountains. His divine arrival convinced her that he is ordained for a greater destiny and encourages him to follow it. She dies, leaving a grief-stricken Haohmaru to bury her and the other victims.
He is then approached by the other Holy Warriors who try to get him to join them. More concerned for getting revenge for his home, Haohmaru races towards Amakusa’s castle. During their pursuit of Haohmaru, Galford holds off one of Amakusa’s minions, Genan Shiranui, so the others can try to stop him. There, the ninja meets Jubei who informs him of the growing resistance against Amakusa.
At the castle, Haohmaru charges through the courtyard calling for Amakusa. The other Holy Warriors search for him with Charlotte finding him first. By then, they fall into Amakusa’s trap. She taunts the inexperienced Haohmaru, again trying to tempt him to join Ambrosia’s forces. His anger fuels the dark god and the other Holy Warriors eventually fall into a sealing entrapment. The Warriors combine their powers to break the evil barrier surrounding the castle, allowing Charlotte a chance to flee with Haohmaru.
The two arrive near Haohmaru’s village. A group of the village’s children -the lone survivors of the massacre- help the then incapacitated Haohmaru to find shelter. A week passes but his condition has yet to improve. Charlotte recognizes that the problem lies in Haohmaru’s spirit and dives her spirit into his soul. Unfortunately, his mind is in Amakusa’s hands. She reveals to him the reason why she betrayed her mission: her commanding officer had struck her down, attempting to kill her. With her dying breath, she broke the seal over Ambrosia and was revived as a servant for the dark god. Charlotte pleads with Haohmaru to remember his destiny, her words echoing the same message from his mother. He finally remembers his role as a Holy Warrior and frees his spirit. Awakened, he quickly defeats Genan, who was ordered to find and kill them. Hanzo greets the two and requests for their aid in the revolt against Amakusa.
They join forces and attack the castle once more, freeing the other Holy Warriors and charging with a moralized peasant army—led by Hanzo and company—to counter the Jashin forces. Haohmaru delivers the final blow to Amakusa, who is freed from Ambrosia’s grasp, dying as a Holy Warrior. Ambrosia uses her body to materialize himself, forcing them to somehow create a new seal without Amakusa’s help. Her spirit entreats Haohmaru to use her sword, ensuring that it will use both their powers to defeat the god. He uses it and decimates Ambrosia. The story ends with the implication that the shogunate will rebuild the country with the people’s help. The Holy Warriors’ fate from then on is left open to interpretation.
Samurai Spirits 2:
One hundred years after their deaths at the hands of a former colleage, six legendary holy warriors are reborn to seek justice against the teammate who betrayed them into the hands of an evil god. Based upon one of the most popular video games of all time, Samurai Shodown is a sprawling feature-length saga of reincarnation and revenge, featuring some of the most spectacular battle sequences ever animated! Join Charlotte, Wan Fu, Nakoruru, Galford and Tamtam as they search the feudal province of Edo questing for their lost comrade, Haohmaru, and their sworn nemesis Shirou Amakusa. Will the followers of the divine light triumph over the forces of the dark, or is the course of history destined to repeat itself? Before their hundred-year journey has ended, six samurai will prove that the only thing stronger than their holy blades is the steel of their wills!
Standard Blu-ray player: This has the highest playback of all options. I recommend this option if available to you – please make sure your Blu-ray player is fully updated for the best playback experience.
PlayStation 3: I have tested my sets on my PS3, I have a generation 1 FAT model with a firmware of 4.43 and it plays fine. Remember that playback of PS3 is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
PlayStation 4: This has the highest playback of the PlayStation systems. Quality of playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you are currently on. Make sure your system is fully updated for the best playback.
Xbox One: Based on customers reports Xbox has the lowest playback of all game systems. There are some ways to improve playback by updating the system and making sure the Blu-ray app in the system has the newest update. Playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
All of this information is based on customer reports and personal experience. I would urge you to go through my feedback to see other customers experiences with playback. Many customers have had great success playing these on game systems. I put this here to be open and honest with you so you can have the best experience possible.
Running these Blu-rays on a video game consoles could result in playback issues based on all the information above.
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