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For over a thousand years the Samurai sword has dominated the battlefields of Japan, instilled fear and terror into every enemy it faced, and evoked a spiritual way of life that continues even today. With unparalleled access, NOVA travels deep into Japan's ancient foundries, follows the craft of the traditional sword-smiths and attends Samurai fighting school to reveal the art and science behind making what many call the perfect sword.
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5.0

used in classroom

By teacher

from new mexico

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Secrets of the Samurai Sword DVD:

great for movie friday, students were very attentive

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Heart of Samurai

By Joyce/Julie/Ishii

from Torrance, California

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Secrets of the Samurai Sword DVD:

Outwardly, a sword would depict violence and destruction. On the contrary look deeper in the Heart of the sword and you will find the inner soul. It took tremendous preparation in the materials, temperature, and caring for it like a child over many days and sleepless nights.
I see patience, compassion, empathy, integrity, devotion, intelligence, dignity,honor,endurance, dedication and all the things man should be striving for in its; life. The making of the sword depicts the soul of samurai that still lives on today in the way the Japanese society conduct themselves as they did during the earthquake - returning millions of dollars found in the rubble, seniors citizens volunteering to work in the nuclear plants, and many more actions gone unnoticed because Japanese in general find it embarrassing to BRAG about any good deed they do.
Well done - at last the Japanese is depicted for who they really are.
Love learning of ALL CULTURES! Thank you-

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Film and Documentary

By Ed

from Michigan

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Secrets of the Samurai Sword DVD:

Excellent summary of the history and fabrication of the Samurai sword. Shows what can be done without modern technology and the artistry involved.

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5.0

BEAUTIFUL MERGER OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY

By Northsman

from St. Louis, Mo.

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Secrets of the Samurai Sword DVD:

A pefect merger of art. culture, history and technology in the development of the Samarai sword of medieval Japan. Captures ones attention continuously on several levels. A valuable DVD in my history collection!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Howl

from San Francisco,CA

Comments about PBS NOVA: Secrets of the Samurai Sword DVD:

The movie is great. Watch it for a deep interest for the Samurai

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