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.
Scott Adkins said that the tricky part in playing Boyka, was doing the flips and rotations he already knew after putting on so much weight. See more »
When George and Yuri first meet in prison, after George spills water on Yuri's face he tries to trip him with a bench. There is a low angle shot of Yuri coming up to the bench and kicking through it. On the next high-angle shot of the kick George is nowhere to be seen, whereas he should be within feet of the bench. 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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Mi Smo Za Lovu (We In The Money)
Written by Dekembe Tutu Poku and Nathaniel Dawkins
Translated, adapted and performed by Aleksandar Sasha Panich
Published by Engine Co 35/Source in Sync Music (ASCAP)
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I attended the premiere at Paramount Studios and have to say I was impressed by the breathtaking fight scenes. They were filmed at a very high speed, so there was a hyper-real crispness to them and interesting time changes throughout. Things were slowed down and sped up to catch Michael Jai White's amazing choreography.
Michael Jai had a hand in much of the production and his attention to detail in these scenes in particular shows. Scott Adkins is also an incredibly adept martial arts performer and comes off as an appropriately menacing villain. Michael Jai plays George Chambers with all the hubris and latent anger you could want, but also with an undertone of humor not present in Ving Rhames' portrayal of the character.
The last reviewer made a good point about this film having an 80's action feel to it. There's a no-nonsense brutality to the fighting that you don't often see these days. This is no Jackie Chan hit-em-with-a-broomstick fest. Think Rocky meets UFC. A definite adrenaline-pumper!
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