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The Bushido Blade

R 1981 1h 44m Action List
Reviews 35% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Commodore Perry (Richard Boone) and others try to recover a stolen samurai sword, the shogun's gift to President Pierce. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member As a young sailor in Japan, I was an extra in this movie. Think it was actually shot around 1978 or so, and released a few years later. I recall, we were at a Tokyo sound stage on this poorly built model ship. I was playing a marine sentry guarding Perry (Boone). Even with no movie experience, I could tell this was going to be a real bad movie. I recall a scene, where Boone kept screwing up his lines. He suddenly started ranting and raving how he want everyone out of the sound stage area because he could not focus or something. I mean, he was like furious. The Japanese, being polite as they are, were like in shock. I could not help laughing, a tad out loud, and that is when Boone gave me a death stare...luckily at that exact moment of the stare the poor little Japanese director entered the scene and Boone let his wrath escape on him vice what could have been me. Man, it did turn out to be a rally bad movie too. And I had spoken briefly with the young actor Murphy at another location we went to - think he died of AIDS several yeas later; linked to Brad Davis was the rumor. Strange how that little extra job invoked many memories.... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member ok period pic & final pic for Richard Boone Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A Great Movie about the Landing of the US Marine in the Harbor of Tokyo in 1854 the Fight between the Modern Shogun who want a industrialized Japan against the Samurai who want stock in Time a great Journey trough Japan with lot of great and funny Scenes like when the Major shot the Samurai and says "This is a good Weapon against Indians and also against Samurai" when the Fat Sailor fights against the Sumo Ringer when the Major shot with this Multi Machine Gun Masses of Samurai and they still fight with their Swords even they know that they all die Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Great casting. But that's about it.. Silly american-wanking dialouge and a pathetic story. Laura Gemser is a big plus for this movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member i had this on vhs as a kid there were some good beheadings. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Commodore Perry (Richard Boone) and others try to recover a stolen samurai sword, the shogun's gift to President Pierce.
Director
Tom Kotani
Producer
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Rating
R
Genre
Action
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jul 12, 2005
Runtime
1h 44m