Filmed entirely in Japan, Budo: The Art Of Killing is a highly acclaimed docu-drama and a favorite of martial arts practitioners and fans alike. Highlighting the various techniques of "Budo" (Karate, Judo, Aikido, etc), this action-packed film is a visual feast exploring the spiritual and historical traditions, training and techniques of this specialized form of martial arts.
Synapse Films is proud to present this stunning cult classic in a newly re-mastered version transferred from the original vault materials. A must-see even for fans of Japanese history, Budo: The Art Of Killing is "powerful and frequently amazing...stuns the beholder" (Variety).
In ancient Japan, the average citizen was not allowed to be armed so the art of hand-to-hand fighting, or Budo, was invented. This fascinating presentation goes beyond physical skills and into the spiritual elements of fighting perfection.