& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Sold by HOLLYWOOD DEALS and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Geisha Assassin (aka Geis... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Garots Media
Condition: Used: Very Good
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.69
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$7.99
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Geisha Assassin (aka Geisha vs. Ninja)

4.1 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(May 05, 2009)
"Please retry"
1
$7.72
$5.20 $2.04
DVD
"Please retry"
$29.95

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$7.72 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Sold by HOLLYWOOD DEALS and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Geisha Assassin (aka Geisha vs. Ninja)
  • +
  • Azumi 2
  • +
  • Karate Girl
Total price: $27.98
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Directed by Go Ohara (the action director of Death Trance), Geisha Assassin follows the story of Kotono (newcomer Minami Tsukui), a beautiful geisha who inherits a secretly-guarded sword and uses it to pursue Hyoe, the man who killed her father. Throughout her quest to face-off against Hyoe, Kotono battles Japan s most notorious female ninjas and assassins only to learn a hidden secret.

MENU EXTRAS
Theatrical Trailer

Review

After Resident Evil and Kill Bill, a new style of martial arts action movie is born! --TwitchFilms.net

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Minami Tsukui
  • Directors: Go Ohara
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Well Go USA
  • DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001UJUH1M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,645 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was apprehensive about blind buying this movie based upon the trailer, which looked like a B-movie that could end up a total disaster - ala "Legend of Red Dragon" (2002). However, I had an extra $20 in online gift certificates and was in the mood for a new Japanese action flick, so I took a chance - and I'm mighty glad I did. "Geisha vs. Ninjas" is not merely mildly entertaining low-budget fare like the "Gun Crazy" series, but is more entertaining for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, low-budget B-grade action flicks have inherent limitations that frequently leave the final product rather wanting. Creating a great action scene with no name actors, little money, and inexperienced stuntmen and choreographers is something incredibly difficult that's accomplished by only the most talented of filmmakers. Most of the time, you end up with a few decent moves mixed in with lots of edits and quick cuts to hide the lack of talent behind and in front of the camera. The people behind "Geisha Assassin" (aka "Geisha vs. Ninjas") were the same people behind the action in "Death Trance" (2005) and "Onechanbara" (2008). My expectations were rightfully confused, because "Death Trance" was cool with decent action sequences while "Onechanbara" was stupid with poor action sequences.

Most surprisingly, "Geisha vs. Ninjas" has a number of highly effective swordfights and fist-a-cuffs that use wide camera shots that show multiple attacks and counterattacks from the actors, which is a remarkable, extremely impressive feat that must have required a lot of physical practice and rehearsals off camera.
Read more ›
1 Comment 36 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Strongly reminiscent of both "Lady Snowblood" and "Azumi", this is almost a Greek tragedy - but with a neat twist. The action scenes are properly choreographed, the soundtrack very effective, image quality is very good.

The plot has been unfairly criticised - it's perfectly coherent within the somewhat mythical context. And the longer dialogues towards the end are actually needed for characterisation.

A well-paced, ultimately moral tale.
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Geisha Assassin (Geisha vs Ninja) is a simple little movie about misguided revenge. A young girl witnesses her samurai father killed in a duel and...well...you know the rest. There isn't much else to the film. The protagonist simply moves from one battle to the next.
There is a plot in there but even after it was explained I'm still not sure what the real details are (multiple views!!). The film is directed and choreographed by GO OHARA, who has a few other movies under his belt. His main specialty is action choreography, not on the level of the Hong Kong guys but he can hold his own.

Lets get to the point, this movie is a simple showcase of Minami Tsukui's excellent athleticism. When this film released she was a new comer into the Japanese film industry, and being that she is not a Super Model, Soft Porn Star, Singer, Underwear model, etc... She makes up for it by being a more traditionally (classically) attractive young girl that can handle some decent choreography and therefore not look like a fool while kicking butt in action scenes. In fact she can hang with the boys just fine. The fight with the Monk being the highlight of the film.

Personally I don't like the whole Geisha culture, I find the getup displeasing to the eyes and feel it hides the womens real beauty.
You wouldn't know the girl behind the grease make up is a cutie until she sheds the geisha getup.

Unless you have a curiosity to see Minami KickA$$ or love all things Samurai Girl you probably have no business buying this film.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
PLOT SUMMARY (possible spoilers):

Geisha Assassin wastes no time getting to the, uh... point. After a brief introduction, the movie opens into a dimly lit Japanese garden in which our little lady is stalking a swordsman who somehow senses her intentions and, just like that, they are engaged in a duel. Unimpressed by her swords-wo-manship, he declines to take her life and nonchalantly wanders off into the darkness. Enraged by his disrespect and by her own failure, she rushes forward once more, only to be intercepted by his bodyguards... and this is where the ninjas come in.

From this point onward, Kotono (the geisha) travels across medieval Japan battling wave after wave of ninjas and other historically inaccurate mini-bosses in her vengeful perseveration over an otherwise anonymous swordsman who allegedly did some kind of not nice thing one time. Although he initially seems unaware of her identity and surprisingly unconcerned by her aspiration to do him in, he is just attentive enough to leave an unlikely ensemble of bad guy bodyguards in her path. It's of no use however, because this vigilante vixen will stop at nothing to ensure that justice, or something like it, is served - even if it means enduring a sequence of cinematic killfests, skillfully dispatching one opponent after another for a whole seventy minutes!
Read more ›
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Geisha Assassin (aka Geisha vs. Ninja)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Geisha Assassin (aka Geisha vs. Ninja)


Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video