Based on James Clavell's bestselling novel, the story of an English navigator whose shipwreck lands him in the middle of the political power struggle between Shogun and Emperor in feudal Japan. The complete nine hour acclaimed television mini-series....more
Based on James Clavell's bestselling novel, the story of an English navigator whose shipwreck lands him in the middle of the political power struggle between Shogun and Emperor in feudal Japan. The complete nine hour acclaimed television mini-series.
The quality of this DVD set is better than the original TV series. Sharp, clear images with excellent sound. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this masterpiece. And the price was nearly half of what I had found at other sites.
I highly recommend this purchase to anyone and look forward to enjoying mine for years to come !
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of these Dvds is supurb.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Chapin, South Carolina,
May 25, 2012
This is the mini-series from 1980 that showed on television (admittedly before I was born). I have read that there are some scenes that were not included in this DVD set that had been originally aired back in the day. I don't believe these would have detracted from the story. The whole experience is addictive and phenomenal. I watched all nine and a half hours in two days. While the story is based on a novel of fiction, many of the events and basic information was taken from real life history of William Adams (Anjin-san) who was the inspiration for John Blackthorne (also called Anjin-san). Yes, he was actually the first and possibly the only white Samurai to serve in the old system of Japan before Samurai class was abolished. The story itself, however, is still an interesting show and highly recommended!
how can this dvd set be complete when the original set was 12 hours long .??
theres no info listed here on this dvd set !!!
. i saw the whole mini series on tv and i have read the book twice.. and i own the older copie of this dvd set which was only 6 hours long...it was missing a whole lot of stuff ...edojoe2 on May 29, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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