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 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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This movie was terrific on many levels, the action was A1 class (some of the best I have ever seen). Director Isaac Florentine has an eagle eye for angles and details, he truly can capture the essence, emotion and feeling of a scene, and bring it to life. This movie is at the top of its class.
The other delight about this film is that the the acting was very good, and the ending was a real surprise that elevated the movie from a macho martial arts movie to one that had real emotion and humanity that anyone who still has a beating heart inside of him can relate to. I did not just like it because I am a martial artist and the fights scenes were superb, I liked it because I was taken in and I began to care about the people and the characters.
So many martial arts flicks lack this kind of substance and richness. This is why I really think this movie is superior to the majority of movies put out by Hollywood year after year. I think it is a much better film than Undisputed, hands down. This film is a real Winner, a must see film, and Isaac Florerntine is a breath of fresh air, one of the best directors in Hollywood today!
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