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Iga ninpôchô (1982)

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 »

Director:

Kôsei Saitô

Writers:

Ei Ogawa, Fûtarô Yamada (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Jotaro Fuefuki (as Henry Sanada)
Noriko Watanabe Noriko Watanabe ... Kagaribi / Ukyodayu
Jun Miho Jun Miho ... Isaribi
Yuki Kazamatsuri Yuki Kazamatsuri ... Chidori (as Miho Kazamatsuri)
Strong Kongô Strong Kongô ... Kongôbô (as Kongo Kobayashi)
Mikio Narita Mikio Narita ... Kashin Koji
Gajirô Satô Gajirô Satô ... Curly haired Evil Monk (as Gajiro Sato)
Noboru Matsuhashi Noboru Matsuhashi ... Miyoshi
Akira Hamada Akira Hamada
Seizô Fukumoto
Nokoda Kawai Nokoda Kawai
Sanji Kojima Sanji Kojima
Hiroshi Tanaka Hiroshi Tanaka ... Hanzo Hattori
Tyrus Bromley Tyrus Bromley ... Devil Monk #4
Syunji Sasamoto 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 December 1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Death of a Ninja See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A laugh riot.
17 February 2005 | by NobodobodoNSee all my reviews

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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