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 »
Stevie is seen injecting drugs after George and Yuri's training sequence. Letting alone the fact that his arm has unbelievably good veins for someone who has been shooting for years, and the fact he appears to inject retrogradely into muscle rather than vein there is in addition a revealing prop: he pushes the needle about 3cm into his arm and then pulls it away revealing that the needle is now 3cm shorter. In a prop like this the needle pushes into the syringe giving the illusion that it goes into the body. Normally the needle is spring-loaded so that it pushes back out, but this did not occur with this prop. See more »
You never help anyone? Probably not.
Motherfucker, you don't know me. That's why I bought my mother a ten-bedroom house. I don't do for nobody, shit.
You probably do that for you, too.
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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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