For the latest Everything Action Commentary, Zach and Chris celebrated Chris’ birthday month with the traditional crazy martial arts movie, this time watching the Rutger Hauer classic Blind Fury with special guests Sam, Addam, and Justin. Coming out in 1989 and directed by Phillip Noyce, Hauer stars as blind samurai Nick Parker, who lost his sight in Vietnam but became a skilled warrior thanks to the kindness and training of a small jungle village. Returning to the US 20 years after he was MIA, he looks to reunite with his old friend Frank Devereux but gets himself caught up in a conflict Frank got into with Reno casino mogul and crime boss Claude MacCready (Noble Willingham) which results in Frank’s ex-wife dead and Nick having to bring Frank’s son Billy (Brandon McCall) from Florida to Reno. The movie is loosely based on the 17th Zatoichi movie, Zatoichi Challenged and the guys try to figure out if Nick’s blind powers are Daredevil level, the movie’s obsession with having people ruthlessly prank Nick, the bizarre gaggle of henchmen working for MacCready, the abrupt ending, the brief appearance of the legendary Sho Kosugi and more. Blind Fury is streaming on Prime Video and Starz and you can sync it up to the commentary below and watch along with the Everything Action crew.
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