Ghost Dog:Way of the Samurai - (Region 1 Import DVD)
Starring Forest Whitaker et al
Discovery Miles 1 290
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Jason, Bellville. 30 December 2009
Forest Whitaker satisfies as a hitman loyal only to one particular mob underboss, consistent with the samurai code by which he lives. In carrying out his latest job, he finds this code coming into conflict with that of his boss's superiors. Complications follow. I waited a number of years before finally getting this movie, and my main criticism is with myself for taking so long. Far removed from the straight out action canon, the movie moves at a slow, meditative pace as Ghost Dog (Whitaker's character) seeks solutions to his turmoils from the pages of the Hagakure. What also helps is the original score from The RZA that lends the title a definite mystical quality peppered with an urban edge, while being understated so as to avoid gangsta territory. Enjoyable, it was.
Region 1 - United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories.