Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bloody Satisfaction

Went to see the samurai classic "Sword of Doom" at the AFI theater on Saturday night. I think this is one of the best samurai flicks of all time. It's like the "Taxi Driver" of samurai flicks. The flick explores some very dark territory.

One thing I was thinking while watching the super-violent climax was "Fuck Kill Bill!" - this movie was made in 1956 and features a final battle that makes the 88 Keys gang fight look like amateur hour. I rank the final fight in "Sword of Doom" right up there with the gun fight at the end of "A Better Tomorrow II" as one of the best on-screen violence moments of all time.

If you've never seen "Sword of Doom" I can not recommend it enough. It is one of the very best.

Originally posted on October 11, 2005 on Myspace.

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