"Duel to the Death" is one of those films you either love or hate. Some are turned off by the campy action and editing (and believe me, this film makes editing look real easy) while others love the action, storyline, characters, and above all - ninjas.
And yes, there ARE a lot of ninjas in this movie. Naked ninjas, ninjas that walk on water, big ninjas, ninjas that leap out of bigger ninjas, flying ninjas...the list goes on. Well what do you expect when the ninjas are the bad guys? Any way, at least the two main characters are likable enough.
The final showdown as well is exciting and also leaves you with some essense of what the characters are like, rather than indiscriminantly killing off characters like some kung fu films do.
One more thing: I am in love with this soundtrack. If there was any way I could get my hands on the main theme...I would be truly happy.