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Tom Kotani in The Bushido Blade

The Bushido Blade

1981 NR

Set in 19th century Japan, at the time of American Commodore Matthew Perry's (Richard Boone) opening of the ancient nation, Bushido Blade involves Perry's efforts to locate a sacred sword. The film co-stars the legendary Toshiro Mifune as "Shogun Commander" and James Earl Jones as a whale harpooner who spouts philosophy.