FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.
After he performs a dangerous dare-devil stunt at an air show, South Korean Air Force pilot Tae-hun is kicked out of the elite Black Eagles flying team and transferred to a combat unit ... See full summary »
A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.
A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.
The greatest dream of a unique woman, Maria, future Queen of Spain and wife of Charles King of Naples and Sicily and of a special man, the greatest architect of his time, Luigi Vanvitelli. ... See full summary »
Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. Written by
The Massie Twins
After Raizo (Rain) is first captured and chained to the wall, one of his captors looks at him and says, "He looks like he should be in a boy band." Rain started his career in the boy band Fanclub. See more »
When Raizo is training in his apartment, after the final katana spin, the camera shows Raizo face-on and you can clearly see he has an empty hand. See more »
So, you said you found something?
Yeah, I was digging around to see what I could come up with and I found this. A report, friend of mine in Moscow tipped me to it. It was written during the height of the Cold War by a high-ranking KGB Agent named Aleksei Sabotin. In it he raises the possibility that a number of political assassinations were conducted by an ancient but very sophisticated network he calls The Nine Clans. Mind you, he doesn't call them ninjas.
What happened to him?
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The opening title appears in a spray of blood. See more »
only 1 ninja was harmed during the making of this film, the rest of them were killed
First off I would like to say that anyone who thinks this movie sucks because it has very little plot is an idiot.
Now let me tell you what Ninja Assassin isn't.
Its not a serious thinking movie, it's not a Gandhi, it's not a Saw type movie.
And it isn't a Twilight that's for sure.
The reason why Ninja Assassin is so friggin cool is because you know that the people making this movie had one thing in mind... Have a ton of Ninjas kill each other. Ninja Assassin is a fun guys night out type movie, at least that's how I saw this movie. Though some people walked out booing I walked out cheering because I came in and honestly just wanted a huge body count and a ton of blood and boy did they deliver.
My only major critique was the CGI blood... Though there were gallons of it coming out they could have stepped it up some more...
In a way this movie was like Rambo...Equal budget of 50 million, unbelievable carnage and pure fun... But the difference is that its acrobatic, its hacking slashing, gallons of blood and Ninjas with blades on chains = )...
So all in all a solid 8/10 for me.
PS. Watch out for the opening scene and the police station scene because those scenes are epic awesome.
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