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Two friends are overcome with the spirit of the samurai warrior after unearthing a pair of mythical swords in this over-the-top action effort directed by freshman filmmaker Aaron Yamasato ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Yamasaki ...
Shawn Forsythe ...
The Hunter
Michael Ng ...
Colleen Fujioka ...
Stephanie Sanchez ...
Miki Tani ...
Lady Assassin / Japanese Girl
Rick Lum ...
Johnny Custer ...
The Running Man / Extra
Leroy Bartlett ...
Bounty Hunter #1 / Warehouse Ninja
Ty Miyabuchi ...
Bounty Hunter #2 / Person in the Neighborhood / Warehouse Ninja
Eddie Gudoy ...
Security Guard / Barfing Dude (as Eddy Gudoy)
Blayne Suzuki ...
Samurai #1
Peter Lurie ...
Samurai #2
Robert Fujita ...
Alfie Huebler ...
Crazy Vigilante


Two friends are overcome with the spirit of the samurai warrior after unearthing a pair of mythical swords in this over-the-top action effort directed by freshman filmmaker Aaron Yamasato and featuring special makeup effects by Screaming Mad George. Written by Anonymous

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$2,000 (estimated)

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Trent: Beat it.
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Followed by Blood of the Samurai: The Series (2004) See more »

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How To Set Hawai'i Film-making Back 50 Years
2 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I still don't know why I forced myself to sit through the whole thing. This "film" wasn't worth the Memorex DVD-R it was burned on; I thought I was watching the end result of a group of middle schoolers stealing their parents' camcorder. This is by far the worst movie ever made. I truly, from the bottom of my heart, want to sue Aaron Yamasato for the two hours he stole from my life.

So apparently, it's supposed to be bad on purpose; However, if you should end up in Hell and are forced to watch this 90-minute coil of doo-doo, you'll see that Yamasato is really trying hard to make an awesome flick. The actors attempt dramatic kick-ass performances comparable to Crimson Tide but come closer to The Marine.

The crap acting is just the tip of the iceberg. The camera angles are awful. The story is C-movie at best-- the plot isn't even good enough to be considered B-movie caliber. The dialogue attempts to be dynamic and witty, but is crap like everything else. Rumor has it that a hard copy of the screenplay actually attracts flies. Plus, the techno score is annoying... not because it's techno, but because it's NON-STOP. That's right, the music plays in the background THE WHOLE TIME, acting as a subliminal reminder of how bad this thing is. I don't care what the disclaimer claims, I don't buy it. BOTS was not made this bad on purpose, because it takes itself WAY too serious for what it was: a joke.

This "film" was very low-budget. But that is no excuse for its record-setting suck factor. Great films are born of substance, not budget. BOTS had neither.

Allow me to further articulate the overwhelming power of this 90-minute waste of time: if I were having a three-way with Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel in front of a TV and Blood of the Samurai came on, I'd be out of there quicker than Steven Seagal in Executive Decision.

Undoubtedly, some people will try to defend the movie. Two, maybe three. They'll say, "it's grindhouse chop-socky!" or "cheesy in a good way!" or "it's so bad, it's good!" Those people are idiots. A movie is either good, or it's bad. There's no such thing as a good bad movie. But there ARE such things as idiots that like crappy movies. Don't get me wrong; there are lots of cornball not-to-be-taken-seriously movies out there that are enjoyable and entertaining. Slither is one. BOTS is not.

This suckfest runs about an hour and a half, and in my humble opinion, it's 90 minutes too long. The best thing about this "film" is the DVD cover, so next time you're near the Wal-Mart DVD bargain bin, take a look at it-- DON'T TOUCH IT, just look-- and quietly walk away.

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