TALES OF THE NINJA #9
MISSION: IRON CASTLE (Shinobi no Shu)
1970 – B & W - 79 min. – REMASTERED Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9)
Starring: MATSUKATA Hiroki, HONGO Kojiro
Directed by: MORI Kazuo
Fight Choreography by: KUSUMOTO Eiichi
The exciting conclusion to the Shinobi no Mono (Tales of the Ninja) series from Daiei. Filmed soon after the death of Ichikawa Raizo, this superb effort features great performances from 3 up and coming stars.
When a team of ninja is sent to kidnap Lady Oichi, the sister of the late Oda Nobunaga and wife of Shibata Katsuie without harming her, they must find a way into the fabled Iron Castle at Kitanosho, and a way out as well. Facing impossible odds, the team finds their skills tested as they risk their lives to accomplish "Mission: Iron Castle". With a remarkable performance by the great actress Fujimura Shiho as Lady Oichi, this is the final installment in the "Shinobi no Mono" series of films and introduces Matsukata Hiroki in the lead role replacing legendary star Ichikawa Raizo as the ultimate ninja. A masterpiece of intrigue and ninjutsu. Filmed in glorious black & white, Daiei-Scope!