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.
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'.
Death Force is a phenomenal film about an american solider in WWII. In the battle a man gets caught in the cross fire and finds him self down in the mist of battle this solider is found by Japaneses stragglers that help him out of his situation. From their these people take him in and inherit him so that way he can train to become a samurai . They teach him their culture he soon surpasses their expectation and more
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.
By no stretch of the imagination is this movie good, but it is enjoyable. Not in a "ha-ha, it stinks" kind of way, but because it is both deeply strange and filled with odd moments of humanity. Characters just keep doing stuff to move things along and there are consistent leaps forward in the plot. In part this is possible because it cribs freely from multiple genre movies and the audience can fill in the blanks.
Goddamn stupid ending.
There are several "cheesy fun 70s action scenes" that probably make up about 15 minutes of this almost 2 hour movie. Too long for what it is. Ugh.
I was willing to give this poorly made blaxploitation film a passing grade until that bullshit ending. But that just shows you how shitty the whole artistic crew here is. So... no pass allowed. Nothing of value here in this shitfest.
This is an unintentionally(?) funny blacksploitation movie with flashes of brilliance in the directing, editing and cinematography. I wonder if this was the movie that inspired that Key & Peele action movie skit...