The first thing you'll notice about this one is that despite being a relatively recent film, the DVD copy stinks. It's fuzzy and was washed out--and they should have put a warning on the DVD that this was the case. However, in addition to the rotten print, the DVD producers wanted to be deceptive. You see, this was marketed as a Sonny Chiba film--but he's barely in the movie! So, unsuspecting folks who LOVE Chiba are left frustrated and angry because of this false marketing ploy. Thanks Navarre for going out of your way to mislead your customers.
As for the story it's about cops and assassins and mobsters. Much of it takes place in Hong Kong and stars a lot of Japanese actors. Frankly, because Chiba was barely in the film and the production values so very low (ooh, that crying Japanese lady was annoying), I lost any desire to finish the film as it progressed. And, in a rare case, I turned it off towards the end--it was a HUGE disappointment.
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