I watched this movie and I loved it. A new entry in my Top 20! Tony Anthony is great. Some parts are cheesy (like the narration), but it gives the movie charm I think. The movie is never boring, the characters are great and some shots are really cool. Like the shots in the rain, the long bridge and Anthony hanging on a cross. Also the humor is not misplaced. The language problem was well done. Like Anthony, I also could not understand the Japanese.
I read that the film lay on a shelf for 7 years and then was cut and re-edited. And that Anthony was not happy with the result. That made me really curious about the original movie. Maybe even better then this one. But I guess we will never see it.