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Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu, (Shogun's Ninja) (1980)

Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu, (Shogun's Ninja)

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Shogun's Ninja revolves around two rival ninja clans whose constant battle for superiority has spanned decades and cost countless lives. During a critical point in their war with one another, one of the rival kings sends his commander on a mission to retrieve two mystical daggers. With these legendary knives, the clan hopes to learn the "secrets of the ninja," which are rumored to come with them. The film features Hiroyuki Sanada, Sue Shiomi, Sonny Chiba, and Noribumi Suzuki. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International
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On DVD: Sep 20, 2005
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Critic Reviews for Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu, (Shogun's Ninja)

All Critics (3)

As a film, it might be no great shakes, but as an action flick, it's fairly awesome.

Full Review… | October 8, 2006
DVDTalk.com

A not too subtle knock-off of "Shogun Assassin" and its brand of over the top ninja action and violent samurai swordplay.

Full Review… | July 13, 2004
Montreal Film Journal

While it's a neat bit of schmaltz to make fun of over a few beers, it's really not a great flick.

Full Review… | March 4, 2004
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu, (Shogun's Ninja)

I like ninja movies. This is pretty cool if you can appreciate the time this movie was made. Today would be a great time for a remake ^_^

EightThirty
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½

The times brought forth a new protagonist of power

Momochi Takamaru is the son of a shogun. When his father is slain, he escapes his household with a dagger that has a treasure map stored in the handle. As he grows older and begins to translate the treasure map, he decides to seek out the dagger with the remaining portion of the map. As he seeks the map, he is hunted by a rival clan leader by the name of Shiranui Shogen (Chiba).

"I will inspect your faces!"

Noribumi Suzuki, director of Roaring Fire, Sex and Fury, School of the Holly Beast, Girl Boss Revenge: Sukeban, Women's Violent Classroom, and The Secret of Flyfot, delivers Shogun's Ninja. The storyline for this picture is okay and not delivered as well as one may hope for a film within the samurai genre. The cast delivers uneven performances and includes Sonny Chiba and Hiroyuki Sanada (Twilight Samurai).

"Sometimes life is harder than death."

Shogun's Ninja is a film that came free with my Shadow Ninja television series box set. This was a sweet deal to obtain free as part of another box set; however, it was not as good as most samurai pictures and far below the expectations you may have for a Sonny Chiba and Hiroyuki Sanada picture. There is some dancing and action scenes that seem more like gymnastic routines than samurai genre fight sequences. Overall, this movie is worth watching as long as you're a fan of Chiba and don't mind a few awkward fight scenes.

"You must wear armor made out of anger and pain. You must be like an animal."

Grade: B-

KevinRobbins
Kevin Robbins

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