The Bushido Blade

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Released 1981

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The Bushido Blade

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1981
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The Bushido Blade brings legends of Eastern and Western filmmaking together in this 19th Century epic directed by Tsugunobu Kotani. When a gift from the Emperor of Japan, a priceless samurai blade, is stolen en route to the American ambassador, Commodore Matthew Perry (Richard Boone) is sent to track it down, accompanied by sailors and samurai alike. Set during a critical time in the development of America's relationship with Japan, Toshiro Mifune and James Earl Jones bring their remarkable talents to this movie, marking the only time that these two greats have performed together in the same film. Also featuring performances by noted Asian performers Sonny Chiba and Mako, this movie marks Richard Boone's final performance before his death later that same year in 1981. If you enjoy the works of Toshiro Mifune or James Earl Jones, then do not miss the opportunity to see their heartfelt performances, together for the first and only time in this film.
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    Martial Arts, Politics, Historical