- STARS OF JAPANESE CINEMA
- OTOMO Ryutaro
- CASTLE OF OWLS
CASTLE OF OWLS
(Ninja Hicho - Fukuro no Shiro)
1963 – Color – 91 minutes – REMASTERED ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: OTOMO Ryutaro
OKI Minoru, MISHIMA Masao
KONO Akitake, TAKACHIHO Hizuru
Directed by: KUDO Eiichi
COMING IN JANUARY, 2023!
From the pen of noted author Shiba Ryutaro comes this classic ninja story set during
the final days of the Sengoku Period.
Commonly referred to as the 'Era of Warring Clans', this was the most exciting period in Japanese history as the most powerful
warlords vied to become the supreme ruler
of Japan, the shogun. With war against Korea looming on the horizon, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 'Taiko' becomes the target of an assassination attempt to be carried out by the Iga Clan of ninja spies. Master spy Tsuzura Juzo (Otomo Ryutaro) is assigned the task, but first he must defeat a former Iga ninja who hasbecome a traitor, and outwit the treacherous woman that is trying to seduce him.
Outstanding action, great story, enter the era of the ninja warriors!