It's the eighties! The synth, the style, the Japanese, the bar... it's got all those good things a movie of that era really needs, complete with a slow intro and cliche (but likable - or non-likable depending on the type) characters. Tough guys all over. I love it.
It's a movie of the times, simple and rough, detailing a derailed artifact trade - which a Japanese crime boss just so happens to have a great interest in.
I recognize some of the tough guys too: Ross Hagen, Mako, David Carradine and Lee Van Cleef. All good. And the guy whose face they keep zooming in on - the disfigured henchmen earned a roll by those unique traits of his. Of course there's a girl too - a good-looking one.
It's nothing fancy, but it's good action, as flashbacks to the eighties always entail. The greatest era of pure and simple, gritty: tough guys and guns.
rated 3.5/5: not bad at all