The artwork of the one steady shot has wowed audiences for years, and in trendy instances has made the leap to motion films, with upcoming martial arts flick Crazy Samurai: 400 vs. 1 able to set the bar so excessive you will have to enter the stratosphere to even get a glimpse of it. You see, Crazy Samurai: 400 vs. 1 will function a 77-minute single-take motion scene, and this one steady shot is not going to embody any modifying. Indeed, these can solely be the actions of 1 loopy samurai.
The press launch for Crazy Samurai, which can also be titled Crazy Samurai Musashi is a few areas, highlights this feat of motion cinema splendor saying, “The highlight of this extraordinary film is a 77-minute action sequence shot in one continuous take, a ‘marathon battle [that] rivals any ever filmed’ (Forbes). Director Yuji Shimomura (Death Trance, Re: Born) has crafted an epic achievement in action choreography around Sakaguchi, who plays Japan’s most legendary swordsman-Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), a warrior undefeated in at least 60 documented duels-as he takes on his most difficult battle.”
Crazy Samurai: 400 vs. 1 is helmed by director Yûji Shimomura (Death Trance, Returner, Warrior’s Way) and stars Japanese martial arts icon Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Rise of the Machine Girl). The official synopsis reads, “When a master samurai arrives to duel the disgraced Yoshioka dojo, he walks into an ambush. In a stunning, one-take action film sequence, Miyamoto Musashi (Sakaguchi) fights for his life against 400 warriors, earning a place in history as the Crazy Samurai Musashi.”
Crazy Samurai: 400 vs. 1 particulars probably the most well-known battle of the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi and is centred nearly solely across the intense 77-minute one-scene, no-cut motion sequence. Considering that the film solely has a runtime of roughly 92 minutes, there’s a lot using on this one set piece, which is able to little doubt present all kinds of spectacular choreography and stunt work, all of which should be executed to absolute precision.
While the one-shot has been round for a while, it’s nonetheless comparatively novel in relation to the motion style, with the likes of South Korean neo-noir thriller Oldboy’s well-known hallway struggle, director John Woo’s brutal shootout in Hard Boiled, and 2017’s 80s-set motion outing Atomic Blonde popularizing the method. While Crazy Samurai: 400 vs. 1 could be the longest try at a martial arts one-take, it is actually not the primary, with Muay Thai celebrity Tony Jaa demonstrating how efficient it may be whereas cracking skulls in 2005’s The Protector.
Last yr’s hit Netflix film Extraction offered the newest instance of the continual motion scene, with Chris Hemsworth’s ass-kicking mercenary Tyler Rake capturing, dashing and combating his approach by means of nameless adversaries for a complete of 12 minutes. “The action scene on the page was exciting and amazing, but budgetarily and time-wise, it was one of the things I didn’t know if we had the time to execute it as big as it was on the page,” stated Extraction director Sam Hargrave of the problem when bringing all the weather collectively for such an extended take. Try doing it for 77-minutes, pal.
Crazy Samurai: 400 vs. 1 is scheduled to debut on the martial arts streamer HI-YAH! on February 12, 2021, simply earlier than its Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD drop on March 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment. You can watch the trailer over at FilmIsNow.