Samurai flicks may be considered a guilty pleasure, but this one is well worth watching.
It is not a Toshiro Mifune classic, but it features plenty of Samurai action and lots of blood is spilled.
Christopher Lambert (Highlander I, II, and III; Mortal Kombat) plays an American businessman who picks up an extremely lovely Joan Chen (Lust, Caution; Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl) in a bar and they have a pleasurable time before ninjas arrive to kill her for a transgression. The leader, John Lone (The Last Emperor, Year of the Dragon) is identified and the hunt begins.
The businessman enlists the help of super Japanese actor Yoshio Harada and Yôko Shimada (Shogun and "Shogun"). What he doesn't realize ifs the Samurai isn't really interested in helping, he just wants to do battle with the Ninja.
It's fast paced and exciting with enough exploitation to make it special.
MCA Universal 111 mins
Ex rental in nice shape Plays fine Played by me