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Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles (2013/Shout! Factory Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: C Film: B+

Toramaru (Mitsuki Koga) is a traveling warrior in training, he must fight 7 epic battles to complete his training. But before each fight Toramaru's philosophy is to know his enemy, he must first eat their favorite foods. As he travels all across the country he must fight and defeat Japan's most legendary fighters, take their scrolls and bring them to his master. Toramaru is also a mixed martial arts master, his quirk seems to be that he must first eat the dishes of his enemy to gain a better understanding of the style or weapon in Takanori Tsujimoto's Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles (2013).

Along with good food he faces, kung-fu, sword fighting, stick fighting, nunchaku fighting, knife fighting, gun fighting and a special/fantasy weapon fighting. Each fight he learns one aspect from the other fighter and uses it to defeat them. In the end however, he faces his own master and must defeat him to complete his training.

This was a mix of comedy plus real action fighting, so you couldn't take this film seriously. While the fighting was all real, exciting and well choreographed, the food left you hungry, wondering does really eating those foods really help you become a better fighter? After all, you can't fight on an empty stomach (but don't get into a fight right after you eat).

The 1080p 1.85 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer may be limited at times, but part of that is style choices, while the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix has it moments, but is not always spectacular, but the combo is fine otherwise. Extras include Making of Bushido Man.

- Ricky Chiang


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