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I was barely born when this miniseries originally aired in the 80's (1980, to be exact), so I never actually got to see it. I checked it out from the library this weekend and am working my way through the DVD set.

Anyone else seen it? Thoughts?

Obviously, it's looks and sounds extremely dated now, but I'm trying to ignore that stuff. Curious what any of you Japanese/Samurai history buffs think.
 

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The costumes and scenery (it was filmed on location in Japan) are fantastic. However, I'm not sure how accurate some of the cultural depictions are. One thing I'm about 99% sure of: there's no freakin' way a foreigner would've been made an "honorary Samurai."
 

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I enjoyed the hell out of this back when I was a kid. :yesway:

If you haven't seen it yet, grab yourself the set of Shaka Zulu. IMHO its one of the best TV series ever made. Anyone that has watched it on here will probably recommend it too. :metal:

Amazon.com: Shaka Zulu - The Complete 10 Part Television Epic: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton, Christopher Lee, Henry Cele, Dudu Mkhize, Roy Dotrice, Gordon Jackson, Kenneth Griffith, Conrad Magwaza, Patrick Ndlovu, Joshua

The man who played the lead role nailed it: Probably the best speaking voice of that time aside from James Earl Jones.

 
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