Thursday, March 30, 2006

Shinobi: Heart under Blade, the Movie


Directed by Shimoyama Ten, the dazzling 2005 film Shinobi centers on the drama resulting from the war between two ninja clans in the early part of the Tokugawa era. Ninja-fied Romeo and Juliet with breathtaking cinematography.

"Tak Sakaguchi's Yashamaru shoots razor wire cables from his flowing sleeves, wires he can use either to sever limbs or launch himself from place to place. There's the shape shifter, the feral beast, the poison woman, knives attached to chains, metallic claws, flying needles, spinning discs, all manner of mayhem. Each shinobi has a very specific skill and each of those skills are put to excellent use at different points throughout the film. The action sequences are plentiful, very well choreographed, and perfectly executed."

Now licensed for Western Release

Full Review from Twitch

Official Website

embedded flash movie (low res)

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2 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

God Elderly,
Are you like fount of all knowledge or something?
Ninja/Kung Fu films are a passion of mine... Ong Bak?
I should cocoa...

The Elderly said...

...obviously Gnome hasn't taught you his telepath skills yet....

... now try to concentrate, your after breaking my connection.....