Iga No Kagemaru - Toei Studios, the leader of Samurai film in Japan, has made "Iga no Kagemaru", a popular comic by artist Mitsuteru Yokoyama, into a full-length feature movie! This stunning example of the ultimate ninja adventure film is now available on DVD with English subtitles for the first time!!
Japan 1582: The land is in civil war, and Lord Mitsuhide plans to have the rightful ruler, Lord Ieyasu of the Tokugawa Clan, killed when he passes through the peaceful land of Iga. To that end, he sends the notorious Koga 7, led by Jaki Amano, to Iga to snuff out all opposition and set a trap for Lord Ieyasu.
Soon only a few of the Iga-clan are left alive, but among them is Kagemaru, who has been away in Kyoto during the slaughter, and he swears to his dying father to safeguard Lord Ieyasu with his life, but of course the Koga 7 prove to be valiant opposition with their varying fighting styles, and slowly, Kagemaru has to take them out one by one.
A stunning old-school Ninja action adventure, full of special effects!
The popularity of IGA NO KAGEMARU caused a ninja craze in Japan and with the success of this film Toei Studios asked Mitsuteru Yokoyama, the master of ninja based manga, to come up with a new ninja concept for TV. This is how MASKED NINJA RED SHADOW (available in our store) came to be.
This is NOT the Hawaii TV recording! Remastered from a new superior print!
Starring: Matsukata Hiroki, Mikage Kyoko, Yamashiro Shingo
1963 - JAPANESE with OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES - 16:9 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN - B&W - 70 MINUTES