Paul is on one of his many business trips to Tokyo, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, inadvertently interrupting an assassination by a feared Ninja-cult. As he is now the only man to have seen the face of the cult's warrior-leader and lived, he soon realizes that he is facing a markedly foreshortened life-expectancy. Teaming up with a friendly samurai couple, on a two-centuries-old blood-feud with the Ninja, he struggles to survive. Finally, recuperating on an island-fortress, he learns swordsmanship, and perhaps, a little about courage, honor, love, and loyalty. The requisite final confrontation is rife with bloody swordplay and spectacular martial-arts action sequences. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
One night of passion. Centuries of hate. the battle has begun
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24 February 1995 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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When Lord Takeda is introduced he is instructing students in the art of Kendo. It is essentially sparring with bamboo training swords known as Shinai and the distinctive dark blue armor called kendogu. See more
Paul Racine escapes his ninja pursuers by ducking into a pachinko parlor (a kind of Japanese gambling hall). He is aided by a young girl, who takes him to Nagoya Station, where he catches a 5am bullet train out of the city. It's illegal for anyone under 18 to go into pachinko parlors, so the girl wouldn't be there in the first place. Pachinko parlors close at 11pm, meaning that Racine would be in for a very, very long wait on arriving at the station. See more
[Takeda speaks in Japanese with a chuckle
Takeda is impressed Mr. Racine. No one has ever escaped the Makato, now you've done it twice.
Tell 'im it's not a skill I wish to continue practicing.
Pre-credits title: "One who is a samurai must before all things keep constantly in mind, by day & by night ... the fact that he has to die."
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