Posts from chester7777 in thread „The Barbarian And The Geisha (1958)“

    Thanks to the generosity of a member of our message board, who owned and made a copy of this film for me, we were able to watch it last night! I have to concur with what several others have said in this thread, that it was enjoyable seeing Duke in a different type of role. To me, he seemed comfortable and did a fine job. Like Mark, I got a good chuckle out of the scene when he stood in front of the cannon (although in retrospect, his character was probably sorry, since the sailors who jumped ship brought deadly disease to the area).

    Our grandson was fascinated that the story is based on historical facts, and it helped me to place some things in a better historical perspective. It was interesting to learn that the Japanese culture was still so isolated in the mid 1800s.

    All in all, a very different JW movie, but one that I will definitely watch again.

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    Popol Vuh,

    I, too, enjoy many of the non-western and non-military roles, just because they are different. I haven't seen this one yet, but am very interested. The premise of the story sounds very intriguing to me.

    You lucky dudes, getting it in DVD in region 2!

    But I guess many of you outside region 1 feel that way many times about releases over here, huh? :rolleyes:

    Mrs. C :angel1:

    The Mrs. doesn't remember ever seeing this, but I know I have. In any case, we don't own it.

    It doesn't seem to be available on DVD anywhere (I can't understand why :lol: ), but Amazon has it on VHS, from independent sellers (no free shipping - boo hoo!).

    Chester :newyear: