He's been conditioned for the ultimate challenge
Los Angeles, 1982. Rick, a boxer at the end of his career, is recruited by Toshio and Akiko Yoshida to smuggle a sword belonging to their father, Master Yoshida, back to Japan. Barely arrived at Osaka airport, he is kidnapped by the henchmen of Hideo, a powerful businessman but also the brother and sworn enemy of master Yoshida, ready to do anything to recover the sword...
On Equal Arms (The Challenge) is a spectacularly directed tale of ruthless revenge by John Frankenheimer ( Ronin , The Devilish Operation ). Japanese film star Toshiro Mifune ( The Seven Samurai ) shares the bill here with American Scott Glenn ( The Silence of the Lambs ) in a thrilling face-to-face pitting a traditional Japanese society based on honor against the modern world without faith nor law. An ultra-efficient action film available for the first time in a restored High Definition version!
ON EQUAL ARMS (THE CHALLENGE)
(1982 – Colors – 110 mins)
unreleased on DVD and Blu-ray
* in HD on the Blu-ray version
Released July 25, 2018