Sword of the Stranger Blu-ray/DVD

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About Sword of the Stranger Blu-ray/DVD

With breathtaking animation that keeps you at the edge of your seat, Sword of the Stranger is a classic tale from Studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time.

Set in feudal-era Japan, a young boy named Kotaro and his faithful dog Tobimaru are caught in the turmoil of a grim prophecy. At the request of the Ming Dynasty's aging emperor, the boy is pursued by a band of formidable Chinese assassins. After escaping the destruction of the temple that took him in, he runs into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase.

When Kotaro's dog is poisoned, No Name reluctantly accepts payment to escort them to a temple in Shirato. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving Tobimaru's life, but unrest is brewing all around them. The Chinese assassins clash with the local lord as they build a religious tower, and a blond-haired, bloodthirsty swordsman among them seeks a worthy opponent. Chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.

Special Features: Production Report, Cast Interview, Pilot Film, Battle Animatic, Theatrical Trailers, TV Commercials, U.S. Trailer, Trailers.

Details

  • Publisher: FUNIMATION
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action
  • Themes: Battles, Historical
  • Age Rating: 17+
  • Run Time: 103
  • Release Date: 11/8/2016
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.5
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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A beautiful sword wielding movie

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This is one of the best animated and well choreographed movies that I have ever seen. The story is simple but has enough resonance that you can enjoy and sympathize with the characters, and the fights are so unique that I can't think of a series that can match its energy. I got my copy one day ago and I've already watched it 3 times, I'm so happy Funimation re-released it!

Great flick--if you have the patience

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This is a movie I have enjoyed for a while, yet recommended rarely. Good characters, fight sequences, and story—but very slow. This is not one for those who get bored easily. I’m not too sure about the new subtitles—I have 3 Blu-ray players; one is usually dependable with this new sub format, but none played the subtitles in the dub. (Maybe they just work on certain days of the year?) Anyway, I didn’t get past the bridge scene on this as it is a rather large clue in the story development that is missing without the subs. I have the Bandai release so I didn’t really need this.

Pretty good

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Great movie. Blu Ray was pretty good quality, but nothing special. Some parts were a bit too quiet though.

Good buy.

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Great movie! Might not make it as a “classic “, but holds it’s own in sword fight scenes. Worth picking up to own.