- Original Press Kit Still Gallery
- Liner Notes
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 25, 2004
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Synapse Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dolby Digital Mono - (unspecified)
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Liner Notes
- Stills/Photos: Original Press Kit
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
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.
Martial Arts (Instructional)