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.
Michael Jai White takes over the role of George Chambers from Ving Rhames in this film. White had previously played Mike Tyson, in the TV film Tyson (1995), the real life person the character of Chambers is based on. 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 »
Movies are about entertainment and this film doesn't disappoint. The storyline was easy to follow, but not boring and slow. The characters were well-developed and more interesting than the typical action movie ala VanDamme and Ahnold. The fight scenes were shot so well that I couldn't look away, and they were amazingly entertaining! I was wincing at every punch and kick! The locations were visually stunning, and added positively to the effect of the environment on the viewer. Several times I was asking myself, "where do I know these actors from?" They were very familiar, and very good at their craft, who are these guys? I'm sure I'll be seeing them again. Go see this movie, now!
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