Solid B action flick with a nifty mix of genre stereotypes that results in a satisfying and sometimes even surprising film. Double crosses, mob violence, samurai training, beheadings and police corruption amongst other attributes. Watched under the title 'Vengeance Is Mine'.
4/10, a basic revenge plot, bad acting, preposterous haircuts, goofy characters, sloppy fight scenes, immense body count, all these make this movie unforgettable. Hopefully we watch more blacksploitation movies from mubi.
Pure guilty pleasure – low definition, damaged celluloid, crackling soundtrack. Add the worst editing you've ever seen, amateur acting, effects and cinematography (even if there are some impressive shots) and a bunch of improbable clichés as a script – did anyone say Kill Bill? – and you've made me the happiest kid on Earth. Jane Kennedy is beautiful, and the kid the cutest one. It only had to last 20 minutes less.
A ludicrous plot, pretty bad acting and poor dialogues, it manages to reach that point where it becomes hilarious. There are some decent shots and good camerawork here. Well, sometimes this is all we need: a guilty pleasure.
Mastering the Samurai's way just like that huh? Okay that's cool. I love the ending, it has that "society wants to keep a black man down" and also demonstrates the distrust of police. A sentiment deeply stemmed in black communities everywhere.
Not bad. For fans of the 70s Blaxploitation genre like myself, it's no Fred Williamson film for sure. And the script is pretty bad, but it's kinda a fun ride and harks back to a precursor to American Ninja.