Best-known to American audiences as the star of ENTER THE NINJA and its sequels, Japanese lead Sho Kosugi produces as well as stars in the rousing JOURNEY OF HONOR, an old-fashioned, lavishly produced swashbuckler.
Mayeda (Kosugi) is a samurai in 17th-century Japan whose clan, headed by Lord Ieyasu (Toshiro Mifune), is at war with another clan for control of the country. The rival clan has outfitted itself with punk-burning muskets which give them an advantage except when it rains and the water snuffs out
the punks, making the rifles impossible to fire. Ieyasu dispatches Mayeda to Spain, accompanied by Ieyasu's young heir Yorimune (Kane Kosugi), to purchase five...