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.
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Casey, a Westerner studies Ninjitsu in Japan. And in their Master's possession is an Ninja armor with some legendary weapons which goes to a deserving person. Masazuka, another student thinks he is that person but the Master has an affinity for Casey. One day Masazuka attacks Casey and Casey defends himself scarring Masazuka. Masazuka would be banished. He would then become an assassin, who works for a group criminals called The Ring. Masazuka would return demanding the armor but the Master still refuses. The Master tells Casey and his daughter, Namiko to take the armor to America were it can be kept from Masazuka. After killing the Master, Masazuka follows them to Anmerica and tries to get it. Casey is erroneously arrested for crimes committed by Masazuka. He eventually abducts Namiko and demands turn the armor to him. Casey tells him if he wants he'll have to fight him for it. Written by
Masazuka faces Casey during their first fight with his bokken in his right hand. This is not correct form when facing an opponent as it precludes rapid drawing of the weapon and striking. The students (including Masazuka) sit correctly at the start of this sequence with the weapon on their right hand side to signal that they do not have hostile intent, whereas Masazuka keeps his weapon in his right hand after rising. This is evident when he must rapidly shift hands before the fight begins. See more »
A crackling good try at a new Ninja Movie release, this one has all the expected fights and flaws that Fans have come to expect. It is a non-stop Action Movie and the Ninja handle is there for a background Story and is included in parts of the fighting but not all.
It is a hybrid of sorts and not pure in in its Title's intent. There are a lot of Guns to go with the Bows and Swords and of course there is a lot of Hand-to-Hand. The Star's athletic charisma and Skill is Awesome and his petite companion is quite feisty, but she takes a lot of punishment and the Macho Man is there a bit too often to order her to "hit the deck" or in true Chivalrous fashion, rescue her from bludgeoning or Death.
All of the B Movie clichés are here to make fun but the Movie is so neat looking and hyper-kinetic that the Viewer hardly has time to be annoyed. The most glaring is the obligatory fight that is the showcase for the Hero to fight 10-1 to show off his chops (a Jason Statham trademark).
Of course in this Scene all the Bad Guys are mysteriously without Guns that were there just a minute before. But that would put an end to the ever present elongated choreographed Kung-Fu Dance that could be called the "Hero vs Everybody at Once" part.
Overall worth a view for Action Fans and B-Movie Lovers.
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