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The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for.

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Guy Moshe

Writers:

Boaz Davidson (story), Guy Moshe (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... The Drifter
Gackt ... Yoshi (as Gackt Camui)
Woody Harrelson ... The Bartender
Ron Perlman ... Nicola
Kevin McKidd ... Killer No. 2
Demi Moore ... Alexandra
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata ... Uncle
Emily Kaiho Emily Kaiho ... Momoko
Jordi Mollà ... Valentine
Mike Patton ... The Narrator (voice)
Shahar Sorek ... Killer No. 3 / Mirror Drifter
Fernando Chien ... Killer No. 4
Yoshio Iizuka ... Killer No.5
Kofi Yiadom ... Killer No. 6
Aaron Toney ... Killer No. 7
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Storyline

In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They'll risk everything for honor, for power, for justice, for love, for revenge. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 November 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Бунраку See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,706
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The small car driven by The Bartender (Woody Harrelson) is an Italian Fiat 600. The red and black cars driven by the street gang are French Renault 8s. The Fiat 600 and its Spanish version SEAT 600 were the first mass production car in Italy and Spain after World War II and in the late fifties and early sixties motorized most of the middle class families in these countries. See more »

Goofs

When shooting the burning arrow, we see Yoshi's finger wrapped around it. This would not work in reality, as not only would the arrow go entirely it's own way without any control, but it would also cause friction burns, and probably cuts, on the finger. That is a mistake one makes only once. See more »

Quotes

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The Narrator: Long before the dawn of man, strife was already a major component of life. Wherever a creature shared a piece of land with another, it was just a matter of time until a struggle for resources would ensue. Man was no different, showcasing a perverse fascination with violence. Man and civilization brought forth more innovative ways of taking human life than any other function needed for survival. There are more ways of killing a man than there are ways of making bread or making love....
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Putting on the Blitz
Written by Ben Watkins
Performed by Ben Watkins
Courtesy of Barbarian Inc
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Pretty, Oh So Pretty. Yet Vacant.
30 January 2013 | by mrda1981See all my reviews

Depicting the history of man's taste for intraspecies slaughter, the rather nifty, silhouette-animated opening sequence sets up the events leading to the movie's post-apocalyptic, gun-controlled future setting. In these surroundings arise two warriors, each seeking out the villain of the piece for a reason of his own.

This star-loaded feature seems to have everything going for it: a cast of proved pedigree (including Ron Perlman done-up like Rob Zombie); a stylised comic book setting (with the use of modern-day comic heroes as "ancient" legends); and some nifty narration. Unfortunately, I found it quite difficult to give much of a shi t about the story and characters, insipid and generic as they were. The action sequences, whilst hardly the worst I've seen, fail to make much in the way of impact, and half the lines delivered are mumbled, necessitating quite a bit of frustrating backscanning. Admittedly, Harrelson's bartending mentor and Perlman's ennui-stricken Big Bad provide a smidgen of interest, but they're no match for the aesthetically-appealing mediocrity of the film they find themselves in...and can someone tell me what the point of Demi Moore's character was? In summation, a beautifully bland beat 'em-up which took up two hours too many of this viewer's life.


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