East Meets West
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East Meets West
Veteran director Kihachi Okamoto spins this genre-bending samurai western. Kamijo Kenkichi (played by gymnast Hiroyuki Sanada) is ronin from a clan opposed to Japan's opening to foreign lands. Sent in cognito on a government delegation to the United States, he is on a mission to assassinate various high-ranking officials and foil the government's plans of internationalism. Upon landing in San Francisco, he is put in charge of exchanging three thousand pieces of gold into American dollars. Unfortunately, he is jumped by desperados who make off with the loot. After hacking a half-dozen… More