I thought I hadn't seen The Bullet Train before but I had, and it was only 6 years ago. The version I saw was on a US DVD and it was much shorter. The Japanese version is 152 minutes and the US version is 115 minutes. It's a 1975 disaster movie about a bomb on a train. If the train goes below 80kmp, it's boom time. Sound familiar? That's right, it's a similar plot to Speed. I'm not much of a fan of Speed. The Bullet Train is more interesting than that movie. On the plus side, it's got Sunny Chiba as the driver of the train. On the negative, he's hardly in the movie. Ken Takakura plays the baddie who sets up plan. The plan was somewhat good, very precise, but fate has a different plan and the robbers get caught and killed by the end of the movie. When I saw the short version I didn't much care for it. The longer version is more coherent. They don't waste much time on unnecessary story telling yet the movie does seem to drag a bit. It was nice seeing the movie complete but I don't think I need to pick up the Blu-Ray. I doubt I need to watch it again.
Our 2nd feature is also from Japan but of a totally different genre. The Bullet Train is a movie and Ninja Vixens Demonic Sacrifice is crap. It's a 2003 movie about ninjas and demons and bad CGI. It's a direct to video that has a poor script, poor actors, poor direction, poor makeup, poor CGI, poor sets and poor whatever I didn't list. It's not that I disliked the movie, it's just sadly not very interesting. I found myself bored a lot and we did fast forward through some of the dull spots. On the plus side that saved a third of it's 91 minutes. On the negative, while there were some naked ladies, sadly they weren't much fun. Give it a miss if you're pretty much anyone. It only has 6 votes on the IMDb and surprisingly no one voted it a 10. It got two 5s, two 3s and two 1s.