Shogun
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Based on the epic novel by James Clavell, Shogun originated as an epic five-part television miniseries, filmed on location in Japan. Richard Chamberlain stars as John Blackthorne, a 17th century British sea pilot in charge of a Dutch vessel. Shipwrecked off the coast of Japan, Blackthorne is in danger of being executed by the suspicious, reclusive Japanese hierarchy, but before long he has been accepted into the local culture. Accordingly, he begins to think of himself as Japanese, adopting the nation's customs and, while wearing the robes of a Samurai warrior, helping to defend the land… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This the kind of mini-series that the networks don't even ATTEMPT anymore!"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"One of the finest miniseries ever produced. An exciting and literate adaptation of James Clavell's masive novel that rivets you from beginning to end."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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