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 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 »
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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