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Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Director:

Norifumi Suzuki

Writers:

Fumio Kônami, Ichirô Ôtsu (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Shiranui Shogen (as Sonny Chiba)
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Momochi Takamaru
Etsuko Shihomi ... Ai-Lian
Yuki Ninagawa Yuki Ninagawa ... Otsu
Tetsurô Tanba ... Tozawa Hakuunsai
Yôko Nogiwa Yôko Nogiwa ... Chiyo
Masumi Harukawa Masumi Harukawa ... Yodo-Gimi
Asao Koike Asao Koike ... Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Makoto Satô Makoto Satô ... Junka no Yatoji
Isao Natsuyagi ... Hattori Hanzo
Fumio Watanabe Fumio Watanabe ... Tokugawa Ieyasu
Masashi Ishibashi Masashi Ishibashi ... Momochi Sandayu
Lee Murayama Lee Murayama ... Tang Shun-Qi (as Ichiryu Li)
Katsumasa Uchida Katsumasa Uchida ... Shiranui Gennosuke
Sô Awazu Sô Awazu
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Storyline

In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the treasured gold. Spanning decades, the quest for the missing daggers takes Shiranui through war and ancient tradition. Written by Yocke

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The ninja, masters of terror


Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 November 1980 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Shogun's Ninja See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Interesting, but not without flaws
9 July 2004 | by dolemite72See all my reviews

It seems that CHIBA was acting as a mentor to the star (just as in ROARING FIRE) and taking a back seat too much, didn't work for me. Of course some of the fight-scenes in this movie are very good, utilizing slow-mo (as in KILLING MACHINE) and some excellent wire work (the spider ninja's moved quite naturally) and the other notable thing is the off-beat jazz/sax/porn music (that despite sometimes not catching the mood of the scene, certainly puts it in a league of it's own) The bottom line is, CHIBA doesn't fight enough, the hero (at one point) dances rather camp-like (whilst training) round a fire (hilarious!) and like most movies of this ilk, the plot can confuse/drag on a little

Excellent fight scenes and score, though

6 out of 10


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