A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.
Michael Jai White ("Iceman" Chambers) stated that despite being on screen rivals, he and Scott Adkins (Boyka) got along very well off camera because neither of them were method actors. "On camera, we'd have on our mean faces and be trying to intimidate one another. But as soon as the director yelled 'Cut!', we were back to talking about places to eat good salads." See more »
When Chambers is shooting the commercial for the Vodka, the director stops him for mispronouncing a word that he hadn't even uttered yet. The director corrects his pronunciation of "Chabrim" when the last word Chambers says before being cut was Champion. See more »
[spits in his coffee mug]
Now, what kind of bitch ass name is that?
You were great champion, I know, long time ago, long time, but in here, I am the champion, and you, you are just my...
[Chambers throws the contents of the mug on Boyka's face]
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Movies are about entertainment and this film doesn't disappoint. The storyline was easy to follow, but not boring and slow. The characters were well-developed and more interesting than the typical action movie ala VanDamme and Ahnold. The fight scenes were shot so well that I couldn't look away, and they were amazingly entertaining! I was wincing at every punch and kick! The locations were visually stunning, and added positively to the effect of the environment on the viewer. Several times I was asking myself, "where do I know these actors from?" They were very familiar, and very good at their craft, who are these guys? I'm sure I'll be seeing them again. Go see this movie, now!
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