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A peaceful planet called Akira is visited by the conqueror Sador.  He promises to return with an armada that will overrun the planet if they do not willingly submit to them.  A young man named Shad goes on a mission to get weapons and warriors to fight off Sador and his forces. He assembles six unique individuals, including a vengeance seeking lizard man, a young scientist, a clone race, a haunted assassin,… Read More

Being set in sixteenth century Japan, some might question including this film in my series on westerns.  But having run through the Magnificent Seven films, not looking at the film that inspired them, that created one of the most memorable western motifs seemed downright criminal. A small mountain village is being raided by bandits and after they leave, the town sends out a party to find help. They find Kambei, an older… Read More

While there had been a two season TV series in the late 90’s, the Seven Samurai inspired franchise had remained quiet. Certainly, plenty of films have used the “group of gunslingers or outlaws step up to help people in need.  It is one of the most popular western motifs.  But it took until 2016 for it to come back to life. Set in 1879, Tycoon Bartholomew Bogue has overtaken the town of… Read More