THE KOGA NINJA: TORAWAKAMARU
1957 – Color - 63 min. – REMASTERED ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: FUSHIMI Sentaro, ONOE Koinosuke
SAKURAMACHI Hiroko, TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke
Directed by: SAWASHIMA Tadashi
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It's special effects galore in the first film from noted director Sawashima Tadashi, as the ninja of Koga and Iga Clans square off against each other. During the Warring State Era, Tokugawa Ieyasu and Toyotomi Hideyoshi are vying for power and each uses their secret weapons in order to try and defeat the other. Momochi Sandayu of the Iga, along with his disciple Ishikawa Goemon are ordered by Ieyasu to assassinate Hideyoshi and get the blueprints for the hidden fortress within Osaka Castle. Meanwhile the Koga group organizes to try and defend the castle for the peace of the nation. Beating off every trick from Sandayu, Torawakamaru protects the drawing, and when Ieyasu figures out a way to hold a match between Koga and Iga the two masters fight the greatest ninja battle ever held. The effects are truly spectacular in this classic ninja film from Toei. It has never been released on video, and this is the first opportunity to see it in the West.