In the Edo period of old Japan, powerful feudal lords battle for supremacy. But now, evil has a new advocate, the Yui Shosetsu. Yui seeks control of the entire world, and plans to enlist seven resurrected samurai warriors ... more »by sacrificing seven virgins. Their path to conquest, however, is blocked by one valiant warrior, Jubei Yagyu.« less
"Despite the fact that most people tend to think this movie is really terrible, I am forced to disagree. This movie is a giant spoof. Every character in the movie is a legitimate, historical (though hardly accurate) individual. If you research them, you can find accounts of most of their lives with minimal difficulty. The actual scenes are outright parodies of dramatic scenes from other samurai and Japanese horror movies; most notable is the final battle between Musashi and Jubei (the protagonist) on the beach. Don't take this movie seriously and you'll enjoy it."
Fighting's good but the special effects are no good
TekNoCh@webtv.net | USA | 06/16/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The fight scenes were da bomb but the special effects were no good. I watched the english version...the dubbing wasn't good"
Do not be misled
C - Money | MO | 01/16/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Do not be misled from the other reviews , the Jubei from this movie has nothing to do with jubei kibagami from ninja scroll. "reborn from hell" focuses on Jubei Yagyu. they are completly different characters. Also, there is an anime based on the "Reborn from Hell" series, which I advise to all to not waste your time. The animation is horrible and the voice acting is not much better."
Reborn from Hell Review
Tim Johnson | East Lansing, MI USA | 08/15/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a rather enjoyable flic, as long as you can keep an open mind. Those who enjoy B-type action and anime will be able to appreciate this one the most. The storyline is entertaining but a little hard to follow at times. However, the comical ultra-action fight scenes do a good job making up for the lacking story. The characters and storyline seem to be straight out of an anime, and while the acting isn't great, it didn't strike me as overly cheesy either.The shortest synopsis is porbably: Ninja Scroll (or Ninja Ressurection) made live-action.Definitely not one for kids!"
Pass On This One
Steve Miller | 01/12/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"While the acting is mostly good in this film (hence the 2-star rating), the fight scenes are dull, the special effects poorly done, and the storyline muddled.To make matters worse, the film doesn't have an ending... or rather, the ending is a cliffhanger that makes 'Back the Future 2' (for example) look like a complete story.I like my movies with beginning, middles, and ends, even if they are obviously setting up for a sequel. "Reborn from Hell" spent too much time setting up the conflicts and the bad guys and never delivered a proper pay-off."