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Yamada: Way Of The Samurai

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How to be a Thai fighter

Pyjama-clad ninjas vs Muay Thai fighters? Sign us up, already. Pity this period martial-arts flick crushed our fanboy enthusiasm in a vice-like chokehold within five minutes.

Japanese male model Seigi Ozeki plays a wounded Edo-era samurai in Ayothaya province (now Thailand), who's taken in by bunch of ferocious Muay Thai warriors.

They teach him their deadly moves but it's hard to take their Freddie Mercury moustaches and over-oiled abs seriously - a ludicrousness that isn't helped by the shonky editing and camerawork.

The disc includes a commentary, deleted scenes, and randomly, some Cockney blokes in an East End gym talking about kickboxing.

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