R | | Action, Drama
Toshirô Mifune portrayed a character, Toru Yoshida, who had a similar sounding first name to his own.
Yoshida: One fights to survive.
After Akiko disappears at the street festival, Rick runs into a guy with a walkie-talkie. As they're talking, people passing in the background look at the camera, duck, and run out of frame.
The movie was renamed "Sword of the Ninja" for the U.S. Television version shown and was drastically reedited by about ten minutes due to it's graphic violence (decapitations, gun play, etc.) It also features commercial interludes that go into a silver portrait that would stop the film where the commercial break would begin and then return to the film after the commercial with the same interlude fading back into the film. This version of the film has rarely been seen since the late 90's and has been shown it's original 108 min. uncut version on cable networks since then.