Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, inadvertently interrupting an assassination by a feared Ninja-cult. As he is now the only man to have seen the face of the cult's warrior-leader and lived, he soon realizes that he is facing a markedly foreshortened life-expectancy. Teaming up with a friendly samurai couple, on a two-centuries-old blood-feud with the Ninja, he struggles to survive. Finally, recuperating on an island-fortress, he learns swordsmanship, and perhaps, a little about courage, honor, love, and loyalty. The requisite final confrontation is rife with bloody swordplay and spectacular martial-arts action sequences.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
One night of passion. Centuries of hate. the battle has begun
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24 February 1995 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,723,495,
26 February 1995
Gross USA: $6,609,661
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $6,609,661
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The fishing dock where Lambert & co. travel to the island is located in Steveston, BC. See more
At the start of the final ninja/samurai battle, Kinjo is seen drawing a sword from a scabbard on his back. Over the course of the fight, the scabbard disappears, reappears with another sword in it, then disappears again. See more
[Paul Racine, still injured, is carrying two buckets of coal
I wish I knew Japanese so I could tell this guy, I am not a donkey.
Pre-credits title: "One who is a samurai must before all things keep constantly in mind, by day & by night ... the fact that he has to die."
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The 1996 UK video version was cut by 12 secs to remove all footage of Japanese throwing stars. The cuts were waived in 2001. See more
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Written and Performed by Yoshinori Monta
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