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Release Date:
18 December 1982 (Japan) See more »
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The True Professionals of Death!
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Hiroyuki Sanada ... 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

Seizô Fukumoto
Nokoda Kawai
Sanji Kojima
Hiroshi Tanaka ... Hanzo Hattori
Tyrus Bromley ... Devil Monk #4
Syunji Sasamoto
Rantaro Mine
Yoshiji Nakahigashi
Mieko Hoshino
Reiko Tamano
Yasumori Hikita
Yukio Miyagi
Kazuyuki Kosuga
Gentaro Mori
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Shin'ichi Chiba ... Shinzaemon Yagyu (uncredited)
Akira Nakao ... Donjo Matsunaga (uncredited)
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Directed by
Kôsei Saitô 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ei Ogawa 
Fûtarô Yamada  novel

Produced by
Haruki Kadokawa .... executive producer
Masao Satô .... producer
Izumi Toyoshima .... producer
 
Original Music by
Toshiaki Yokota 
 
Cinematography by
Fujio Morita 
 
Film Editing by
Isamu Ichida 
 
Art Direction by
Norimichi Igawa 
Kazuyoshi Sonoda 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Isao Yoshihara .... assistant director
Isao Yoshiwara .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fumio Hashimoto .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Hideo Suzuki .... special effects director
 
Stunts
Shin'ichi Chiba .... action coordinator (as Sony Chiba)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yoshiaki Masuda .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Junko Koshino .... wardrobe advisor
 
Other crew
Yukiko Morimura .... continuity
Toshio Sugawara .... choreographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Iga ninpôchô" - Japan (original title)
"Death of a Ninja" - USA (DVD title)
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Japan:100 min | USA:95 min
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A laugh riot., 17 February 2005
Author: NobodobodoN from Austin, TX

I couldn't decide whether to give this movie a 1 or a 10.

Back in high school, some friends of mine and I used to watch this almost every week. A couple years ago, one of them e-mailed me out of the blue with a link to a website discussing it, complete with audio clips. I ran to ebay and ordered a used VHS right away. Now my wife is hooked on it, and we've started showing it to our friends.

I can't post spoilers, because as many times as I've seen it, I still never know what to expect next. I think some of the scenes might be out of order.

If you were amused by the flying and running up vertical surfaces in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, wait until you see this. And the baffling endings of Strangelove and 2001 scarcely hold a candle to the sudden tacked-on weirdness here.

I know this film as "Ninja Wars", but maybe it's available under some of it's other titles. The Ninja Wars VHS version features crazy dubbing with poor translations and silly voices. Wouldn't be the same without it.

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