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Blood of the Samurai (2001)

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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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Bryan Yamasaki ...
Trent
Shawn Forsythe ...
The Hunter
Michael Ng ...
Rob
Colleen Fujioka ...
Brooke
Stephanie Sanchez ...
Roxy
Miki Tani ...
Lady Assassin / Japanese Girl
Rick Lum ...
Reverend
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 Lee ...
Samurai #2
Robert Fujita ...
Monk
Alfie Huebler ...
Crazy Vigilante
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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 and featuring special makeup effects by Screaming Mad George. Written by Anonymous

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The good, the bad, and the ugly.
5 February 2004 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

The good: action. lots of action. all the fighters in the film with the exception of maybe the tracker and the girls were apparently real martial artists. while they did take a few shortcuts for safety reasons, overall, the fighting was better than say a van damme movie.

the bad: the non-fighting action scenes, such as the motorcycle ride, were too long. it seemed to me that somebody was really proud to have a sporty-looking motorcycle and wanted to feature it prominently in the film, which imho, hurt the film tremendously. There are many places where "cool equipment" figures prominently in various slow-mo scenes, which is distracting when the equipment is not cool to begin with, but can be purchased from a store rather than custom-made.

the ugly: the dialogue. while bad writing is almost normal these days, it was also paired with bad delivery, particularly from the two main characters. on top of this, the budget was also too low for decent sound work. the voices tend to sound tinny and far away. i think they weren't able to use a sound stage, which, given the budget, is forgivable. but, having bad lines, bad delivery and making it hard to hear is unforgivable.

Overall, since I am proud of the fact that a hawaii production got the attention it did, and that it was able to attract enough funding from this film for a 6 episode run on local cable, I wish there was more to offer here than just local pride.


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