Sansho the Bailiff

Sansho the Bailiff

In medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:124 minutes
  • Release:1954
  • Language:Japanese
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:escape,   prostitute,   boat,  

In mediaeval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


Sansho the Bailiff torrent reviews

John S (ca) wrote: i have seen worse, like strawdogs....didnt mind it honestly, movie makes you think a bit and thought dane cook was decent.

Mark S (nl) wrote: Enjoyed the split-screen more than I thought I would. You could feel the emptiness in their lives while listening to the conversation and watching the flashbacks. Okay, but wouldn't give it a wholehearted recommendation.

Zachary Y (ru) wrote: a mess. it can't decide if its a detective movie, a hellraiser film, or a hallucination. does stay true to the character of pinhead and it has some truly scary scenes.

James H (us) wrote: 60/100. A 1980's reworking of The Front Page/His Girl Friday. It's not as good as the first two versions, but is on par with the third version. The three leads are good and the pacing is quite good. Funny for the most part but it does get too extreme at times.

Allan C (it) wrote: A box office flop that was a contributing factor to the demise of the Golan/Globus Canon Group empire, which brought us many awesomely cheesy 80s films featuring breakdancing, ninjas, arm wrestling, and some actual good films too like "Runaway Train." This live action version of the corny animated series, which itself was created by Mattel in order to sell action figures, was touted by Canon as the "Star Wars" of the 1980s. It is not that and is instead an odd mix of slapstick comedy and family friendly action. The film boasts a solid cast. Dolph Lundgren is He-Man and Frank Langella plays his nemesis Skeletor. There's also Meg Foster, Billy Barty, Chelsea Field, James Tolkan, and most surprisingly a young Courteney Cox. I'd never actually watched this film before, so what surprised me the most is that the film isn't set on the He-Man planet and the action is instead transported to modern day earth (well, 1980s earth). Although I was a child of the 80s, I never watched this cartoon (I was more of a "Thundarr the Barbarian" fan), so I can't speak to this film's loyalty to it's source material, but it seemed like most all of the characters were here. Overall, this film does seem like a mess, but it does have an inoffensive charm to and I was entertianed by Courtney Cox spouting lines like "He-Man, no! It's a trap!"

Bill T (fr) wrote: Words cannot simply describe how awesome this movie is. I've seen bad, some horrid, but then there's Roller Boogie, where, oh my god, just the sheer horridness drips along at every oppurtunity, from the strange out-of-sync soundtrack, to Jim Bray, to the fashions, to Jim Bray, to Linda Blair's bad acting, to Jim fucking Bray. He IS Roller Boogie. Everything you wanted to know what disco and yes, Roller boogie is, you can find right here. I could swear Jon Heder used him as inspiration for Blades of Glory. If you havent seen this, you need to.. NOW!

Art S (fr) wrote: Dana Andrews excels at playing the kind of morally compromised character featured here (see his films with Fritz Lang or the great Night of the Demon for Tourneur). True to noir tradition, he is partly fingered by fate and partly by his own bad judgment. As a cop trying to escape the shadow of his (dead) criminal father, he's got a lot of internal tension going on. Preminger keeps it gritty.

Jessie C (ca) wrote: I really, truly enjoyed this film. I wasn't expecting to because war-related movies aren't particularly my thing, but this isn't really about war. To me, it was a film about humanity, and it delivered its message with such grace. The story was solid and made for a really pleasant experience. I caught myself wondering how the heck the filmmaker made me want them to escape almost as much as they wanted it, and that's awesome. The acting was excellent. It seemed effortless for them to be these characters, and I've never felt that before when watching a movie. The main character was my favorite, for sure. Handsome in a non-traditional way, and there was something about him that was so mysterious- a combination of cool, tough, fearless, but sensitive. The characters were so genuine. Great performances all around. The respect with which they all treated one another was beautiful, despite the captives/captors dynamic. Not a romance movie but the minor bit of love was surprisingly touching. Not sudden, "I can't live without you!" love like I've seen in a lot of old classics, but gradual, sweet, believable love. It was a simple, tragic, sweet story. No ground-breaking cinematography, but definitely beautiful. Great establishing shots. The director did a great job of giving the viewer an understanding of the time, the setting, how things worked in the camp, everything. Really smooth and nice panning shots. It's not an especially fast, thrilling story, but it definitely doesn't lag or make you look at the clock either. I enjoyed it the whole way through. No wasting time with unnecessary or redundant scenes or dialog. I loved this movie, honestly. I definitely recommend it and I'm happy to have it in my collection. 9/10Bye love you

Andrew M (br) wrote: Hey you know what we should do? Make a long movie about collective farms

Quincy T (us) wrote: Production value of a peasant. There have been movies with limited budget which are pleasantly enjoyable, unfortunately Adormidera is not one of them. It has issues on the most fundamental aspects such as script, camera work and even sound mixing till the point that it's hard to invest on the movie at all. This resembles more of some friends making video in Renaissance fair than actual feature length movie. Story follows five soldiers who survive the war. They are in their way home when they meet with several dubious characters who involve them in a power struggle. There is lack of clarity on the war mentioned, the main character uses heavy monologues, but ultimately doesn't explain much. The monologues are not only needlessly long and aplenty, they also create synchronization errors for most of the sound effects.The sound is oddly out of tune from its visual. Some of the lines feel bizarre, but the worst is the sound effect of the surroundings. There are far too many times when the footstep, motion or even background noise feel simply muted or in much lower volume. Sadly, graphic doesn't fare much better with shaky and jittery cam.Some of the scenes are shot very closely to the characters' faces, right zoomed in their foreheads or jaws. This starts off annoying and it becomes just silly as important sequences show only half face of the characters. The contrast between light and darkness is poor, creating indiscernible scenes as the story goes into nighttime. Also, the persistent problem of rumbling camera exists, but the movie takes it further as it accidentally shoots random objects or background.Acting is subpar, most of the characters are overly zealous or simply uncomfortable. Maybe the lead role Andrei Claude is decent here, but as random extras interact with high pitch tone or wooden expression it's hard to take the plot seriously. Story is a vague endeavor, using war torn theme and damsel-in-distress female. It doesn't culminate well as the climatic fights are merely random brawls.If the movie had some sort of solid production, it could have been a decent past time, but as it stands with multitude of basic flaws, Adormidera is nearly unbearable.

Trevor W (us) wrote: tired of this formula dross well before the end