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>
He's trapped in a world where killing is an art and revenge is an obsession
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Did You Know?
The many "hand to hand" weapons used in the film are fairly unique to Japan, to note a few.
-Ninjato- The Ninjas primary weapon.
-Shuriken- Commonly known as "Ninja Stars" they vary in design due to their use and from clan to clan with many groups having their signature design as seen in the film.
-Manriki- A length of chain weighted at both ends, it was used to either ensnare or be used at distance to attack a foe.
-Kusarigama- The chain and sickle, used to either keep distance with the weighted end or ensnare and dispatch foes with the blade.
-Tanto- A short sword easily concealed and preferred in tight spaces. See more
In one of the shots where Takeda and Racine spar (after Takeda receives his new sword), a camera man is clearly scene on the left edge of the shot. (at around 26 mins) See more
I'll be waiting for you in hell.
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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