American Samurai ★½ 1992 (R)
Drew is the adopted son of a Japanese samurai, who gives him the family's sacred sword. This gesture angers his stepbrother who gets involved with Japanese gangsters and illegal live-blade fighting, and who also vows revenge on this American upstart. Lots of sword play to go with the chop-socky action. 89m/C VHS, DVD . David Bradley, Mark Dacascos, John Fujioka, Valarie Trapp; D: Sam Firstenberg; W: John Corcoran.