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#401894 - 07/11/08 08:27 AM KURI OBI - black belt - Authentic Karate Movie....
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Has Anyone seen this film yet here's the details

BLACK BELT

Authentic Karate Movie from Real Karate Masters!

Since the time of the Bruce Lee mania of the 70s, kung-fu movies have dominated the action movie genre throughout the world. The Thai kickboxing movie, Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, has become a huge international hit in 2003. Within all this, filmgoers throughout the world all ask the same question... “Given that Japan is well-known for martial arts such as karate, judo, aikido and kendo, why are there no such martial arts movies? ”

Meanwhile, the international audience is growing tired of the present action fare and longs for movies that are about the authentic Japanese martial arts. Accordingly, we have selected karate as the theme for the present work because it is the most internationally well-known of the Japanese martial arts, and we have made a real karate movie. We appointed real karate masters as the leading role in order to show a genuine karate. It is our hope that we have made a real Japanese karate movie that goes beyond the existing ‘action’ category, and which will show the people of the world the true technique and spirit of karate.

---Set in the early years of the Showa Era in Japan, this story revolves around three men who aspire to receive the ‘kuro-obi’ that can go only to the rightful successor. ---

The year is 1932. Three men are zealously engaged in karate training at the dojo of Eiken Shibahara. Their names are Taikan, Choei and Giryu. Eiken suddenly dies, but the ‘kuro-obi’ black belt that will designate his successor has not yet been passed on.
“Karate is not about fighting.” Who will be the one to heed Eiken’s words of wisdom and receive the coveted ‘kuro-obi’ to carry on as his successor? In a related development, the Military Police Headquarters takes note of the exceptional skill of these martial art practitioners, and the three men are commanded to join their forces.
Then, the three that have left the dojo are thrust into a terrible encounter with fate...

The actors in these leading roles are all actual holders of karate Black Belt rank, and display this true masculine strength in a way that mere acting could not achieve. In the main cast, the role of Giryu is played by AKIHITO YAGI (Fifth Dan), instructor in International Meibukan Goju Ryu Karate. The role of Taikan is played by TATSUYA NAKA (Sixth Dan), instructor at the Japan Karate Association General Headquarters (Corp.), and Choei is played by YUJI SUZUKI, an actor who holds the rank of First Dan.
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#401895 - 07/11/08 03:43 PM Re: KURI OBI - black belt - Authentic Karate Movie.... [Re: Dobbersky]
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#401896 - 07/12/08 12:51 AM Re: KURI OBI - black belt - Authentic Karate Movie.... [Re: Prizewriter]
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Bah, they should've done Judo.

I'm so sick of striking MA movies. In this age, it's about grappling action movies. Flying armbars, ippon seoi-nage, back suplex are the coolest thing on screen.

-Taison out
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#401897 - 07/12/08 07:21 AM Re: KURI OBI - black belt - Authentic Karate Movie.... [Re: Taison]
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Taison

Check out my "Throw Down" thread in the Judo forum!
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#401898 - 07/12/08 12:51 PM Re: KURI OBI - black belt - Authentic Karate Movie.... [Re: Prizewriter]
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I like Louis Koo, he's one of those guys who keeps doing good HK action movies like flashpoint, dragon tiger gate.

-Taison out
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#401899 - 07/13/08 10:11 AM Re: KURI OBI - black belt - Authentic Karate Movie.... [Re: Dobbersky]
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Hello Ken:

Won't hijack your thread beyond this, if you are truly hungry for "authentic" on film...

Have you never seen the movie BUDO? Believe it was originally a BBC documentary... regardless marketed here once upon a time in the early 70's as Budo: The Art of Killing. Very limited release...

Easily gotten on DVD now... well relatively easily anyway.

Jeff

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#401900 - 08/01/08 07:33 PM Re: KURI OBI - black belt - Authentic Karate Movie [Re: Ronin1966]
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Kuro Obi , though some criticized it for being a let down for them , is a great movie. I've seen the Japanese version , and am eagerly awaiting a subtitled version. If you read a plot synopsis , the story is actually quite easy to follow. A simple, elegant movie...like Karate should be...

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