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The Hunted [DVD]


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  • Actors: Christopher Lambert, Joan Chen, John Lone, Yoshio Harada, Yoko Shimada
  • Directors: J.F. Lawton
  • Producers: Gary W. Goldstein, John Davis
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German, French, Bulgarian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Oct 2009
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000094YTY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,771 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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American businessman Paul Racine (Christopher Lambert) is in Japan with his companion (Joan Chen) when they become the targets of the murderous Kinjo (John Lone). Kinjo orders Racine's death, forcing the businessman to join up with a Samurai warrior who has a score to settle. An age old battle is about to come to its climax...

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Christopher Lambert, the imposing French actor with the nasal whine best known to American audiences as Scottish swordsman Highlander, plays a rank amateur in The Hunted. He's an American businessman in Japan who lucks into a one-night stand with slinky Joan Chen and winds up a witness to her murder by a mysterious band of black-clad ninjas. Escaping not one but two attempts on his life by a little quick thinking and a lot of dumb luck, he winds up on a harrowing bullet train ride. As swarms of masked assassins decimate passengers in search of the elusive eyewitness, Lambert's laconic protector, rough-edged samurai Yoshio Harada, unleashes a martial arts frenzy of flashing swords in close quarters. His savior is not as altruistic as he seems, however. He just wants to lure mysterious ninja overlord John Lone out of hiding and into a fight to the death on Harada's island fortress, and Lambert is little more than live bait. Though it made few ripples at the box office, The Hunted is a slick and surprisingly smart thriller. Lone and Harada cut striking figures as the warriors following ancient codes in the modern world, and writer-director J.F. Lawton (screenwriter of Pretty Woman and Under Siege) gives them almost as much screen time as ostensible hero Lambert. The action scenes are furious and fast paced, lacking the grace and precision of real Japanese samurai adventures but full of clever flourishes. --Sean Axmaker

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roy Brown on 16 Feb 2014
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Very good film for martial art buffs, and for non buffs an entertaining film worth a look. Excellent sword work
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. J. Lorrimore on 23 Feb 2012
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I saw this film years ago, and was pleasently surprised how good it was. As Ninja films go it was of quite good quality as most Ninja films are b movie tripe.

The action is honestly very well done, especially the Train Scene!

I guess all Ninja and Samurai fans, its a must.
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The Hunted does not work on any level. It wants to be a full on no holds barred action film but lacks the ingredients it needs. Perhaps Christopher Lambert is partially to blame, but the script and overall story are poor. The action sequences all seem forced. How can it be that a businessman is using a katana like he grew up with one and never previously had used one and now he is going to defeat the best swordsman in town please! When Arnie or Chuck Norris do these type of films at least it is tongue in cheek but this one wants us to take it seriously. There are a couple of good scenes, the train scene is the standout and the first quarter of an hour are presented well, but this film was a major letdown despite glowing reviews here.
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The Hunted was a 1995 film starring Christopher Lambert.
It was written and directed by J.F. Lawton who also wrote Pretty Woman amongst an impressive list of (mainly writing) credits.

Likely to have slipped under the radar, this film is worth unearthing for impressive ninja/samurai fight scenes, a pacey script delivered by a likeable cast and some interesting Japanese settings.

Lambert is a virtual spectator for much of the film, his character driving the story but not dominating the screen. This allows the action to flow and the fight scenes are both varied and well spaced throughout the film.

Much like the 1989 Ridley Scott film Black Rain, director Lawton impressively uses unfamiliar Japanese backdrop, despite some budget restrictions. The standout action scene is a slaughter on a speeding Bullet train where the blood flows, arrows fly and severed electric cables crackle.

John Lone is a menacing baddie and Yoshio Harada has massive screen presence as the ageing hero. Despite some baffling switching from English to Japanese, this film will please all who like their action a little more exotic than LA.
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