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The Hunted [DVD]

Christopher Lambert , Joan Chen , J.F. Lawton    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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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 Video
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Oct 2009
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000094YTY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,165 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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uomo d'affari a tokyo e' in pericolo di vita per aver assistito casualmente all'uccisione di una geisha. si trova infatti coinvolto in una faida con a capo un gruppo di ninja mascherati.

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4.0 out of 5 stars How to use a Katana in two easy lessons 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Surpisingly good Samurai/Ninja flick 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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4.0 out of 5 stars God said to Abraham "Kill me a son" 8 April 2010
By bernie TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The wind is in the thorn tree.

Yep, there is nothing exceptional to this Rambo formula remake. They use all the same cliché they probably recycles some of the old Rambo blood and bullets.

Now you ask "why we should watch the Rambo rehash?" Well I'll tell you. Because instead of Richard Crenna, you get Tommy Lee Jones and most of his facial expressions; when they are not being hidden behind blood and hair. And instead of Sylvester Stallone, who was very good in "Oscar", you get Benicio Del Toro who can look more like a man betrayed than an old boxer.

The story is as old as the hills. L.T. Bonham (Tommy Lee Jones) is called out of retirement to track down a mysterious person or persons unknown that killed some hunters. The person turns out to be a soldier Aaron Hallman (Benicio Del Toro) that he trained to kill. Through a series of mishaps Aaron gets loosed and the inept authorities must compete with L.T. for the retrieval or destruction. However L.T. knows he is to only one to do it.

So does Aaron get away so he can kill again?
Does L.T. make his first kill or is he really a pusssy-cat?
Do the inept authorities realize their limits before it is too late?
Do we come away with any new insights?
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