- Bushido Blade (film)
name = The Bushido Blade
released = 1981
runtime = 104 min.
language = English
imdb_id = 0078918
"The Bushido Blade" is a 1981 film, directed by
Shusei Kotani, about a samurai swordbeing entrusted to Commodore Matthew Perry for the President of the United States by the Emperor of Japanthat was stolen by a band of thieves who oppose the treaty about to be signed. Three Americans travel to a castle to retrieve the sword, so that the signing of the treaty can take place.
Commodore Perry is played by
Richard Boonein his last role. Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba, Mako and James Earl Jonesalso appear in this movie.
The basic plot concept bears a strong similarity to the earlier movie
Red Sun(1971), also featuring Toshiro Mifune.
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