The beginnings of a trilogy about a Samurai named Musashi Miyamoto played by Toshiro Mifune. Takezo is his name before he changed it and was known as the wild one or lawless. As I watched the movie I could tell that there was a reason why there were several installments. The beginnings are shown in this one and am I going to watch the second installment right away. The film is a great Samurai picture and a classic because of its cinematography and great culture appeal. As always Toshiro Mifune is great.
At first I was sure if this film was taking itself seriously. But the ending portion especially got me rather surprised. It is so funny and ridiculous. Its almost as if they had something but didnt know what it was. Terry O'Quinn must have filmed all his scenes in a day. I love when it is really that obvious. Evan Lurie is hilarious with a flame thrower and the cop who isnt a cyborg pulls off some ridiculous moves.