Shoguns Ninja 2009 NR CC

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Set in the 16th Century, Hidyoshi is an aggressive and power hungry warlord in search of the treasure of the Momochi clan.

Starring:
Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba
Runtime:
1 hour, 57 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure, Action
Director Noribumi Suzuki
Starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba
Supporting actors Etsuko Shihomi, Yuki Ninagawa, Tetsurô Tanba, Isao Natsuyagi, Asao Koike, Makoto Satô, Fumio Watanabe, Masumi Harukawa, Masashi Ishibashi, Lee Murayama, Yôko Nogiwa, Katsumasa Uchida
Studio Synergy Ent
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L. Kelly on October 2, 2004
Format: DVD
Ok, so people are going to think I'm nuts for giving this 4 stars. Too bad. This movie is part of what I like about older Japanese samurai movies. Cheesy dubbed voices, laughable dialogue cheap special effects, but still interesting none the less. The action is great, Hiroyuki Sanada (Last Samurai), the gorgeous Japanese actor was a surprise extra (actually the star along with Sonny Chiba)I didn't expect. He's about 21 yrs old in this and just beautiful(although I like his older face better). I didn't realize he was such a super athlete - a real revelation!

The first movie(there's 3)is Shogan's Ninja, a shogun is sent to wipe out the last members of a family. Hiroyuki is the protagonist whose parents were killed. He was sent into exile in China where he learns kung fu. He returns to avenge his family. There's swinging through trees and plenty of good sound effects, lots of intentional and unintentional humor. I really enjoyed it! The second is The Bodyguard where Sonny is an anti-drug vigilante who becomes a bodyguard to a mysterious woman.

Lots of action but pretty much run of the mill stuff. The third movie is The Legend of the 8 Samurai. About(again)the last survivor of a clan who is being hunted by the undead. The queen of the undead needs Shizu's blood to survive and stay young and beautiful. Lots of fantastical elements, great martial action, black magic and good laughs, also, a tiny little bit of nudity when Lady Tomasuza takes a bath in blood.

Considering this DVD is only 6 bucks or so, it's a good investment and a great addition if you are interested in the evolution of Samurai movies. Seeing Hiroyuki is a plus, it's really entertaining.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Gilman on June 28, 2013
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this was a great ninja movie to watch, and had lots of ninja stuff to get the mind excited and more...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Flemings on May 3, 2013
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The movie was very choppy which made it difficult to stay interested in what was going on. Alot of the movie is hard to see due to poor lighting. Action-wise it was ok.
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It is one thing to take the revenge motif, and introduce a hero who is (a) mercilessly tortured but shows no bad effects; (b) gets trained by a mystical old man who is supposedly a master and who then disappears, (c) faces off - not against a shogun as mentioned in the title, but one of his flunkies - and (d) is supposedly attempting to re-establish his clan through a gold mine which has a map inscribed on two swords and then apparently forgotten about - and then who ultimately LOSES! No thank you.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. Yamaguchi on September 6, 2005
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Was disappointed that all three films were dubbed in English instead of having subtitles. I feel it's more authentic if you hear the actual voices of the actors. Further, the dubbing was terrible, reminded me of those cheaply made kung-fu movies of the 70's where the actors mouthing of the words are not in sync with what they are supposed to be saying.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dredd on June 15, 2013
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From bad dubbed dialog, to cheesy music that sounds like it's ripped out of a porn video, crappy action and weak comedy, poor lighting and cinematic quality, and worst of all the voice overs mispronounce every single word in japanese, Names, places, objects...all mispronounced hoprribly. Seriously, it wouldn't have been that hard to actually pronounce famous names and places like Hattori Hanzo, Tokugawa Ieyasu etc. They are after all, important figures in World and Japanese history. The action is poor, looks like a badly scripted ballet. There's almost no effects and you can tell that most of the actors didn't know anything about martial arts. There are attempts at comedy but poorly voiced dubs and mispronounced words makes it simply unwatchable most of the time. When you pronounce Kung Fu as Kung Fo in the movie you know it's just bad...even the most poorly written movies from the Hong Kong action cinema can get that right.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A.S.O. -3T' Dad on March 16, 2013
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Ok, so people are going to think I'm nuts for giving this 5 stars. Too bad. This movie is part of what I like about older Japanese samurai movies. No matter how you feel about the Cheesy dubbed voices, laughable dialogue cheap special effects, but still interesting none the less. The action is great, Hiroyuki Sanada (Last Samurai), the gorgeous Japanese actor was a surprise extra (actually the star along with Sonny Chiba)I didn't expect. He's about 21 yrs old in this and just beautiful(although I like his older face better). I didn't realize he was such a super athlete - a real revelation!
I watched this movies a long long time ago in a theatre when it first came out and loved it ever since..Great movie for jhndra..
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By A. Lauper on June 16, 2014
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If you saw my face, you would notice confusion since the story line was slow to develop yet the battle at the end is worth the wait.
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