Sanada Maru. Absolutely awesome historical and frankly, I had a channel asked for and it got deleted off my profile today. NHK Historical dramas are pretty good - but Sanada Maru was better than a lot of them.
But I would also like to see three linked movies shown here so fans may finally compare all three on the same site:
Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa/Toshiro Mifune
Seven Swords - a tribute film to Seven Samurai by an excellent director with yes, Lu Yi...
The Magnificent Seven - USA film with an amazing cast...and yes, OPENLY stolen from Seven Samurai!
I have seen all three, naturally, and believe all three films are worth subbing and watching. All three are different in major cultural ways and yet the story is essentially the same.
To limit ourselves to one type of Asian drama, or one type of drama - is to not embrace the amazing work throughout the world, which now can be grasped and made available to the rest of our people and enjoyed, compared, and thoroughly loved.
Though I regularly work with Chinese drama here and some Korean dramas, I would enjoy running a project that did those movies - and a tough one like Sanada Maru.
GeNie of the Lamp Per Ferrum, Ad Astra.....