Lord Hotta Masayoshi's faction is striving to open the country to foreign trade and diplomatic relations, while the Tokugawa Shogunate supporters under Lord Ii Naosuke struggle to preserve the long established exclusionism.
On the brink of civil war, a small group of Iga ninja, the Shadow Warriors, under the leadership of 15th generation Hattori Hanzo (Chiba Shinichi) find themselves drawn into the political turmoil.
Hunted by the government they fight behind the scenes to bring Japan a new era of peace and prosperity.
Superb action and fight scenes choreographed by Chiba Shinichi, Sanada Hiroyuki and the JAC, a perfect team well known for other jidaigeki gems like "The Yagyu Conspiracy", "Shogun's Ninja", "Legend of the Eight Samurai" etc.
This is the 4th season of the series airing in 1984 on TV Asahi in Japan and we've reached the Bakumatsu era at the time of the last Tokugawa Shogun.
REMASTERED FOR SUPERIOR PICTURE QUALITY
1. HANZO, INSPIRED TO RISE
2. A FACE GLOWS IN THE DARK
3. THE DEADLY SMILE
STARRING: SONNY CHIBA, SANADA HIROYUKI
1984 – JAPANESE with OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES – COLOR – FULL SCREEN – 136 MINUTES