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The Ninja Wars (1982)

Iga ninpôchô (original title)
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

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 ... Chidori (as Miho Kazamatsuri)
Strong Kongô Strong Kongô ... Kongôbô (as Kongo Kobayashi)
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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Storyline

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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The True Professionals of Death!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nice afro!
26 March 2001 | by daustinSee all my reviews

This movie is totally ridiculous. Also, the hero has horrible teeth. Looks like they jammed a bunch of marshmallows in there. However, the crazy Devil Monks are pretty entertaining. Why they put an afro on the vomiting monk I'll never know, but I'm glad they did. This is a fairly entertaining movie if you like campy, goofy poorly dubbed ninja movies. The fight scenes are only mediocre, but they clearly spent a decent amount of money on this thing, so the sets and costumes are pretty good. Enjoy. Beware the completely retarded ending though.


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