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This is a very under-rated Frankenheimer thriller that plays like an upmarket Chuck Norris movie.The Japanese locations are well chosen and different with interesting characters and themes.Scott Glenn is very good as the hero who becomes a better man as the film progresses.He certainly becomes a better fighter and his wild,frantic anything goes tussle with the villain in an office at the end is fight choreography at its best.Not surprisingly as this element of the film was overseen by Steven Seagal who lived in Japan at the time and who gives us action here that was a foretaste of things to come in his own movies.Look out for the stapled eyebrow scene in this fight and freezeframe the split open head at the close of it.This is good stuff with excellent production values throughout.Toshiro Mifune had nothing to be ashamed of here.
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