Frank: "I can't see a thing!"
Nick: "That's where I live."
release year: 1989
viewing setting: home Bluray 9/25/18 and home DVD 10/11/13
synopsis: A blind swordsman helps out the family of his old Army buddy, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless gangster.
impressions: While I don't buy the idea that the main character could do all the things he does, he definitely does some cool stuff, like slicing off a guy's eyebrows, slicing off the end of another guy's cigar, and so forth. Of course, minor bad guys simply get killed outright. The kid had a bad 1980s style mullet haircut.
body count: 19 (14 of them from Rutger Hauer)
asses kicked by Rutger Hauer: 10
acting: Rutger Hauer is actually kind of weird as the blind warrior, and by that I mean the way he talks and acts around people. Terry O'Quinn (who would go on to star in Lost almost two decades later) is his friend. Randall "Tex" Cobb is a big, mean henchman. Meg Foster (of the creepy eyes) has a brief role, as does ninja extraordinaire Sho Kosugi.
final word: Fairly entertaining 1980s action.
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