UKTV - Samurai Headhunters (2013)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3000 Kbps | 52mn 29s | English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.15 GB
Genre: Documentary, History
For over a thousand years, the Samurai have been celebrated as an aristocratic warrior class. Exceptionally skilled and loyal until death, their very name has become a byword for honour and dignity. Now, for the first time on television, we reveal the unknown dark side of the Samurai - a fascinating tale of greed, treachery, extreme cruelty and violent death. Based on newly discovered Samurai war manuals, we reconstruct the life of a young peasant farmer who is press-ganged into a warlord's army. Driven by his love for a village girl of noble birth, young Masa quickly rises through the ranks from simple foot soldier to venerated Samurai commander.