Challenge (1982) UK Quad Poster #New
John Frankenheimer's rather messy film which suffered extensive last minute revisions, turning it from a 'father / son reunited' plot into a graphic but enjoyable martial arts actioner. Screenwriter John Sayles was drafted in five days before shooting started, to change all the Chinese characters to Japanese ones. A technical adviser and martial arts coordinator was one Steve Seagal...
Artist: Brian Bysouth
Aka: Sword of the Ninja
Cast: Scott Glenn, Toshiro Mifune, Donna Kei Benz, Clyde Kusatsu - a Hawaiian fixture since the 1970s, in everything from The Choirboys (1977), Magnum P.I. (1980-87), Godzilla (1998) to Days of Our Lives (2003-23).