Two clans compete for dominance over the martial arts world in this classic of violent swordplay and political intrigue. A complex tale of deception and double crosses. Killer Clans leaves ... See full summary »
Famed actor Ti Lung plays a lone swordsman trying to defeat the "Number One Swordsman" as part of his vengeance package in life in Soul Of The Sword. He quickly learns however, that sometimes wanting is better than having.
Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden... See full summary »
Fernando Di Leo
Okay, it you compete with the well-paced and well-directed Zatoichi movies, you will be compared to them. Crimson Bat doesn't hold a candle to Zatoichi; however, the movie that I just saw (the first of the Crimson Bat series) was not bad. Yoko Matsuyama's character is mostly set on revenge and that puts it into the class of mundane samurai movies. Zatoichi had a zen pace to it...a series of things that happened.
Oichi, the blind swordswoman, has a face as expressionless as a china doll. One could do a lot with such a face, as in Kurasawa's Throne of Blood. Sadly, it ended up as an average sword-fighting movie, well worth watching, but not really worth a repeat viewing...
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