This is a fairy tale, mixed with Kung Fu, romance, serious subjects and a little slapstick comedy that usually looks like a training session at the Bejing Circus school. It’s not oversexed, overly violent, or gory. It’s fun.
Two men develop a deep friendship, one that endures even after Tenzen marries the woman that Yasubei secretly loves.
Jackie Chan is forbidden by his father to practice Kung Fu. He learns from a old beggar and become proficient in the art. He keeps this a secret until it is needed to protect and defend his family.
Zatoichi is one of Japan’s longest running series of films and a television series set in the Edo period. The character, a blind masseur and swordmaster, was created by novelist Kan Shimozawa.
Information on Ninja Death is a little sparse. It appears that it was a movie that ran out of money two or three times, underwent two or three different English translations. There are some plot lines if you can follow them, but Ninja Death goes right to chop, kill and destroy without even bothering with opening credits.
In ancient Edo, today’s Tokyo, lived secret bands of assassins who liquidated evildoers the law could not touch. One of Japan’s most popular Samurai Action series since 1970′s. This is subtitled. Turn on the captions.
Phoenix island is conquered by an evil despot and his sorcerer. The emperor of the city was aided by his three generals but they were killed when the evil despot captured the dragon stick and became the new ruler of Golden city. The generals children were hidden away and return to exact revenge.