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Western movie fans love to fetishize samurai films. I mean, I get it. Swords are cool and Japanese directors have historically been very good at shooting them in motion. But there's also a deep reverence for the code of Bushido and a worship of this idealized vision of feudal Japan. There's an element of wish-fulfillment and "the past was an AWESOME, BETTER time" to it that's probably the reason jidaigeki cinema is where you can find many movie bros who…