Shogun Warrior

February 3, 2013

Shogun Warrior

Samurai Mayeda (Sho Kosugi) fights for the Eastern clan of Toyotomi in the civil war which plagues 17th century Japan. Charged by his master with the task of obtaining firearms for his army, Mayeda ventures into Spain. En route to the court of King Philip (Christopher Lee), Mayeda and his band encounter the adventurer Don Pedro (David Essex), and find betrayal and treachery at every turn.

A strange film, shot in what was Yugoslavia and Japan. Not easy working out the sword fight sequences with a Japanese fight director who didn’t speak English, but at least I got to wear a suit of armour.