6.6/10
388
10 user 7 critic

Owls' Castle (1999)

Fukuro no shiro (original title)
As the great military commander Nobunaga Oda was consolidating his power across Japan, one of his actions was to wipe out a clan of assassins, killing every man, woman and child he found in... See full summary »

Director:

Masahiro Shinoda

Writers:

Katsuo Naruse, Ryôtarô Shiba (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Fankang zhe (2011)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a time of war, when occupation turns to genocide, one woman choose resistance over death and takes on the empire of Japan.

Director: Peng Zhang Li
Stars: Hu Ling Meng, Peng Zhang Li, Jeremy Marr Williams
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo), a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Oda Nobunaga, an evil warlord bent on ruling feudal Japan with an iron fist. ... See full summary »

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto
Stars: Raizô Ichikawa, Shiho Fujimura, Yûnosuke Itô
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Aka Kage, Aoi Kage and Asuka are trio of ninjas sent to perform dangerous secret missions for their master. Although Aka and Aoi are both in love with Asuka, the friendship built from their... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Nakano
Stars: Masanobu Andô, Megumi Okina, Kumiko Asô
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This is a classic early Japanese Ninja movie. The Iga ninjas are a dying breed as Toyotomis rule allows Japan to experience some peace. Juzo, an Iga ninja who had vowed revenge for the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Eiichi Kudô
Stars: Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Minoru Ôki, Hizuru Takachiho
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, ... See full summary »

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Aya Ueto, Yûma Ishigaki, Chiaki Kuriyama
Goemon (2009)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief... See full summary »

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Takao Ohsawa, Ryôko Hirosue
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set in a fictional Japanese city in 1949, a master criminal hones in on his latest victim.

Director: Shimako Sato
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Takako Matsu, Tôru Nakamura
Kunoichi (2011)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Rina Takeda plays the role of a female ninja named Kisaragi who attempts to rescue a group of women being held captive to become toys for men. The film is set sometime in the Sengoku period... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Chiba
Stars: Rina Takeda, Mickey Koga, Masanori Mimoto
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

This story is set during the Edo ages in Japan. On a rainy night, Kotono confronts the samurais who have killed her father. The samurai attack her one by one, but she manages to withstand ... See full summary »

Director: Gô Ohara
Stars: Minami Tsukui, Shigeru Kanai, Nao Nagasawa
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato
Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Itô, Yôichi Numata
Azumi (2003)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi, Hiroki Narimiya
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Upon the death of the third Shogun, his heir is kidnapped by a ninja group. Consequently, Hattori Hanzo fights the evil forces that threaten to destroy the nation.

Director: Eiichi Kudô
Stars: Teruhiko Saigô, Tsunehiko Watase, Sô Yamamura
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kiichi Nakai ... Tsuzura Juzo
Mayu Tsuruta Mayu Tsuruta ... Kohagi
Riona Hazuki Riona Hazuki ... Kisaru
Takaya Kamikawa Takaya Kamikawa ... Kazama Gohei
Toshiya Nagasawa Toshiya Nagasawa ... Marishiten Dogen
Jinpachi Nezu ... Hattori Hanzo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kinnosuke Hannayagi Kinnosuke Hannayagi ... Ishida Mitsunari
Shôhei Hino Shôhei Hino ... Kuroami
Shima Iwashita ... Kita no Mandokoro
Toshio Kakei ... Kumohei
Hideyuki Kasahara Hideyuki Kasahara ... Iseya Employee
Haruko Mabuchi Haruko Mabuchi ... Old Woman Kusunoki
Mako ... Toyotomi Hideyoshi (as Mako Iwamatsu)
Kei Mizutani Kei Mizutani ... Bedhead Concubine
Atsuo Nakamura Atsuo Nakamura ... Tsuzura Tarobe / Narrator
Edit

Storyline

As the great military commander Nobunaga Oda was consolidating his power across Japan, one of his actions was to wipe out a clan of assassins, killing every man, woman and child he found in the village. Years later, one of the survivors has hired a young but skilled assassin to avenge the deaths of his friends and family. His mission: to sneak into the most heavily guarded castle in Japan, and kill the supreme ruler of the country. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

jidai geki | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 October 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Owls' Castle See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A weak masterpiece but still a masterpiece
10 December 2018 | by euroasiangeneticSee all my reviews

Remake of the classic 1963 movie with almost same title, owls castle is a strong ninja story with great acting and choreography and excellent colors but with misplaced soundtrack.

A ruthless warlord, order to kill and wipeout all ninja clans, the way its done is very barbaric even children and wives are killed. But when his daughter dies of flew the warlord get weaker and dying. But that doesn't stop the remaining ninja Hanzo who seek revenge for his clan and mistress. He also meet Gohei a former ninja of the same Clan as Hanzo but despite their friendship he has left his beliefs and now serve as the warlords bodyguard.

Even though I don't like the soundtrack, it's a little too creepy sometimes and there is a shouting man soundtrack that takes you off the movie but despite that the movie is great, a perfect ninja movie a ninja lover should have in their collection. 10/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed