I really like this movie. Its different from the usual Samurai movie in that its more about the story than just a bunch of fight scenes. Its a tragic story about a samurai who becomes a poor Ronin, and his family. I won't give the story away, but I thought it was excellent. Here's a teaser; notice that his sword appears to be funny color- That's because its made of wood. You'll have to see the film to find out why. Finally, when the fighting does happen, he says its not about killing but honor. Very interesting story, that reveals the class differences in medieval Japan.