Kuro-obi (Black Belt) Reviews

June 1, 2020
If you're as tired as I am of formulaic martial arts films, this ferociously staged Japanese period piece (by Shunichi Nagasaki) may revive your faith in the genre.
July 5, 2011
Like a 1962 martial-arts movie, influenced by the landscape of American Westerns and relying on A-to-B storytelling, villains and heroes unfettered by backstory or motive.