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.
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
Nu Image originally opposed Scott Adkins playing the role of the lead villain, which had been envisioned for a taller and heavier actor. 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 »
George, do you know where this coat come from? 'cause I hear it comes from selfish asshole who never does anything for anyone else, why?
Why do you think? Because it's cold as the motherfucker round here!
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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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