A FILM BY CHRIS NOTARILE & BLINKY PRODUCTIONS
SAMURAI - This newest film by Director Chris R. Notarile is a bit of
a departure from His other work I've seen, and that is definitely NOT a bad thing by any means. This time Notarile tackels
the world of the great Samurai warrior. SAMURAI is inspired by the hit Cartoon Network series, SAMURAI JACK.
This film tells the story of a Samurai warrior who has put His days of fighting behind Him. But it appears that the
forces of evil have some other plans for the warrior. The Samurai is challenged to fight various opponents sent by the forces
of evil even though He no longer hungers for battle. The fight scenes are well choreographed by Fight Director Douglas
Ferguson who also co-created the film with Notarile. More Fan Film makers should use Fight Directors, it really makes a difference
and makes Your film that much more professional. I mention this because some of the Fan Films I've checked out lately
have been a little rusty in the fight scene department. I'm not pointing fingers, I'm just offering a suggestion. Anyway,
back to My review...The fight scenes appear bigger than they actually are because of the beautiful, vast winter scenery. Also,
Since the film is in black and white the snow and scenery definitely compliment each other. Notarile even got an actor who
resembles SAMURAI JACK, Martial Artist and Actor Pai Sen. If You dig SAMURAI JACK or films by Kurosawa you will definitely
enjoy this film. The film also features no dialoge, only subtitles which only add more authenticity to the Samurai
movie feel. Cool stuff, I'm looking forward to more original films by Notarile.