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The Ninja Wars (1982)

Iga ninpôchô (original title)
A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the ... See full summary »

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Jotaro Fuefuki (as Henry Sanada)
Noriko Watanabe ...
Kagaribi / Ukyodayu
Jun Miho ...
Isaribi
Yuki Kazamatsuri ...
Chidori (as Miho Kazamatsuri)
Strong Kongô ...
Kongôbô (as Kongo Kobayashi)
Mikio Narita ...
Kashin Koji
Gajirô Satô ...
Curly haired Evil Monk (as Gajiro Sato)
Noboru Matsuhashi ...
Miyoshi
Akira Hamada
Nokoda Kawai
Sanji Kojima
Hiroshi Tanaka ...
Tyrus Bromley ...
Devil Monk #4
Syunji Sasamoto
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A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo. Only the ninja Jotaro can stop Donjo's plan, but to do so, he must first battle the deadly team of "Devil Monks" serving the lord. Will Jotaro succeed in his mission? And if so, will Ukio marry him, thus making him the ruler of the world? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The True Professionals of Death!


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18 December 1982 (Japan)  »

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Death of a Ninja  »

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A Toei classic
7 December 1998 | by (^TF^) – See all my reviews

Okay, it's not really a classic. In fact, few people have probably even heard of this movie. And that's probably a good thing. This movie is odd. Really odd and bad. It has so many weird plot twists (two girls, one a virgin ninja, the other a concubine, are beheaded, and their heads are reattached but switched to different bodies) and visual effects (ninjas that vomit great streams of acid, the big fat naked concubine getting it on with the blind, scarred devil monk) that a mere plot summary cannot do the movie justice. That and I'm lazy. So, go rooting around in your local mom'n pop video store's bargain bin (I got my copy from a friend who bought it at Phar-Mor when they were having a big everything must go sale), look for Ninja Wars, watch it, and be amazed.


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