A Pretty Good Movie
August 25 2002 at 4:53 AM

I just saw "Onnmyouji" on WOWOW.
Not bad. The effects were cheesy but the story was pretty good. You'd have to have some background of ancient Shinto to understand it though.
But the main draw of the movie is the excellent performance by Nomura Mansai.
A traditional stage actor, he has the poise in the vein of Mifune, Shimura, Nakadai et al in their period pieces. We need to see more actors like them.


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