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The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for.

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Guy Moshe

Writers:

Boaz Davidson (story), Guy Moshe (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... The Drifter
Gackt ... Yoshi (as Gackt Camui)
Woody Harrelson ... The Bartender
Ron Perlman ... Nicola
Kevin McKidd ... Killer No. 2
Demi Moore ... Alexandra
Shun Sugata ... Uncle
Emily Kaiho Emily Kaiho ... Momoko
Jordi Mollà ... Valentine
Mike Patton ... The Narrator (voice)
Shahar Sorek ... Killer No. 3 / Mirror Drifter
Fernando Chien ... Killer No. 4
Yoshio Iizuka ... Killer No.5
Kofi Yiadom ... Killer No. 6
Aaron Toney ... Killer No. 7
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Storyline

In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins. Written by Anonymous

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A civilized weapon for uncivilized times See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 November 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Бунраку See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,706
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Snoot Entertainment's Keith Calder decided to produce this movie because he has always loved films in the "no-name stranger coming to town and ending up in a bigger struggle" genre. This movie was, for him, the opportunity to take this genre and spin it on its head and bring a unique and strong visual style to it. See more »

Goofs

When shooting the burning arrow, we see Yoshi's finger wrapped around it. This would not work in reality, as not only would the arrow go entirely it's own way without any control, but it would also cause friction burns, and probably cuts, on the finger. That is a mistake one makes only once. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Narrator: Long before the dawn of man, strife was already a major component of life. Wherever a creature shared a piece of land with another, it was just a matter of time until a struggle for resources would ensue. Man was no different, showcasing a perverse fascination with violence. Man and civilization brought forth more innovative ways of taking human life than any other function needed for survival. There are more ways of killing a man than there are ways of making bread or making love....
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Putting on the Blitz
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Performed by Ben Watkins
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A barely watchable clueless messy pointless mindless comic book
10 September 2011 | by rightwingisevilSee all my reviews

Storyline? Storylineless. Scenario? Scenarioless. Plot? Plot less.What's the point? Pointless. Do you mind? Mindless. Performances? No need. Clue? Clueless. What's going on? Nothing going. Purpose? Purposeless. Comic? Definitely. Ridiculous? Absolutely. Fun? You tell me. The whole movie is just like a Pinball game. Bang, bang, bang. Colorful lights flashing. Ding! Bing! Bang! Bong! Clink! Ding,dong,don! Two tough pinballs against lot of other trashy tricksters. No guns, anything else is okay. Stupid sound track. Martial arts, acrobat, bushido, MMA, boxing, kickboxing, Jujitsu.....lights flashing.

Well, this is definitely a brainless, clueless, pointless, purposeless, 10 cents comic book turned into a WTF merry-go-around pinball movie.

I rest my case.


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