Ghost Dog

Ghost Dog

The Way of the Samurai

DVD - 2000
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East meets West in this hip-hop infused samurai-gangster pic in which Forest Whitaker plays a professional killer who goes by the name of Ghost Dog and who lives by the age-old code of the Samurai. When Ghost Dog's code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he must find a way to defend himself without breaking the code of the Samurai.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA. : Artisan Home Entertainment, c2000
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm. + 1 program leaflet (19 cm.) in container

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IngloriousBelcher Aug 16, 2015

Minuses; cornball dialog, 1-2 extras walking perfectly placed through every background scene & lots of dead pigeons. Pluses; very real looking dead pigeons that were probably just actual dead pigeons, Whitaker's voice over scenes with him looking contemplatively lazy eyed into the distance, and the beautiful french ice cream truck man Isaach De Bankolé (seriously, he should have won an oscar or something).

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jimg2000
Apr 13, 2012

Wonder why it did not get its rightful accolades before DVD/VCR release, a for hire black hitman raising homing pigeons on a roof top for the Italian mobs? The reviews at rotten tomatoes:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ghost_dog_the_way_of_the_samurai/

lasertravis Apr 27, 2011

Great movie. Tarentino-esque. Really original plot and memorable characters. RZA soundtrack.

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