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Shadow Warriors - The Complete First Season
Shadow Warriors - The Complete First Season
Actors: Sue Shiomi, Sonny Chiba
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Television
NR     2007     20hr 35min

In 1651 during the Edo Period the 11-year-old Ietsuna becomes the 4th Shogun leading his influential chief retainers to plot against each other to take the reins of power. The Hattori family a clan of Iga Ninjas who were f...  more »

     
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Actors: Sue Shiomi, Sonny Chiba
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Television
Sub-Genres: Martial Arts, Indie & Art House, Television
Studio: Bci / Eclipse
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/17/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 20hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 7
SwapaDVD Credits: 7
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Great Series
L. Chua | 08/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Kage no Gundan Hattori Hanzo (Shadow Warriors) is an excellent series with a mix of drama and action. Sonny Chiba is great as Hattori Hanzo by portraying him with emotion. The rest of the cast did a great job and there is a heavy amount of big cast of guest actors and actresses. The action sequences are good to watch especially when Hanzo and his band of Iga ninjas finishes off the enemies. If you are big into jidaigeki (period drama), you might want to try and see this one. I've seen this series repeatedly over and over since I got a hold of it."
The Best Ninja TV Series-- Highly Reccommended
M. Rutkowski | Sacramento, CA | 03/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are into martial art movies and ninjas this is a must have. This is where Quentin Tarrentino got some of his ideas for his Kill Bill series. Hence the Taro Hanzo sword. It is in Japanese with english subtitles. The nice thing too about this series is it is not edited for American Television. So expect to see more blood shed and a little nudity. For mature audiences. Some may complain about the video quality, but you have to realize when the series was made. I feel the series is well written for the most part and draws your interest with excitement. Hanzo is one awesome respected ninja leading his Iga Clan of ninjas against evil in feudal Japan. Enjoy."
Shadows of iga
Robert Cisneros | mineralwells, wv United States | 05/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"anyone who loves ninja movies this is the collection you need. sonny chiba
loosely recreates the life of noted ninja leader hanzo hattorie. and his
band of iga ninja these dvd's are awsome lots of action, intriege and passion. and true ninjutsu martial arts and weapons and explosives.
its a must see for any and all practioners of ninjutsu.ive read the
current ninjutstu grand master Masaaki Hatsumi actually helped durring filming of these movies."
Classic Sonny Chiba - A Precursor to Kill Bill
Alan Adler | Los Angeles, CA | 10/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A must have for anyone interested in early Ninja/Samurai TV series from Japan. First in a series featuring Sonny Chiba (Chiba Shinchi) as Hattori Hanzo the chief of the Iga ninjas. Good action, decent storylines, and very good acting by a variety of supporting characters. Subtitling is decent and easy to read. This is one of the main sources of inspiration for Kill Bill. Only available in poorly copied bootleg VHS and DVDs for many years so it is great to have a quality transfer at a very reasonable price. I hope they put out the rest of the series soon."