R | | Action, Drama, Thriller
A New Yorker on business in Nagoya meets a lady in the hotel bar. Returning to her room, 3 ninjas kill her and wound him. He sees the ninja boss' face. Ninjas try to kill him again but new samurai friends help, hide and train him.
The fishing dock where Lambert & co. travel to the island is located in Steveston, BC.
How much blood do I have to bath in, to get clean?
In one of the shots where Takeda and Racine spar (after Takeda receives his new sword), a camera man is clearly scene on the left edge of the shot. (at around 26 mins)
Pre-credits title: "One who is a samurai must before all things keep constantly in mind, by day & by night ... the fact that he has to die."
The 1996 UK video version was cut by 12 secs to remove all footage of Japanese throwing stars. The cuts were waived in 2001.
$2,723,495 (USA) (26 February 1995)