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Shinobi: Heart Under Blade

12 Ratings: 2.6
A movie directed by Ten Shimoyama based on the manga

Shinobi - Heart Under Blade or Kouga Ninpouchou Basilisk - The Live-Action is a 2005 Japanese ninjutsu romance film directed by Ten Shimoyama and written by Kenya Hirata. The story is an adaptation of the novel, The Kouga Ninja Scrolls by Futaro Yamada, … see full wiki

Director: Ten Shimoyama
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Release Date: November 17, 2006
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Shinobi: Heart Under Blade
review by . June 08, 2009
I was never really into Ninja movies, they rarely invoke the coolness factor of being a badass shadow assassin, so before I watched this movie, I didn't really have high expectation for it.  But I was left pleasantly surprised, this movie has great characters and good action scenes, and features some of the most beautiful scenery I have seen.    Shinobi is adapted from the Manga "Kouga Ninja Scrolls", although I have never read the series, I think the Manga root of the movie …
review by . June 16, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
Yashamaru
      Adapted from the novel by Futaro Yamada, "The Kouga Ninja Scrolls", SHINOBI HEART UNDER BLADE (aka. Kouga Ninpouchou Basilisk, 2005) is an action-fantasy-romance epic directed by Shimoyama Ten and written by Kenya Hirata. Yamada's novel has also been adapted into the manga series and later on to the anime series "Basilisk", and while that animated feature focused more on action and its characters, this live-action version focuses more on the tragedy …
review by . October 29, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
The synopsis I saw for this movie was X-Men meets Romeo & Juliet in Japan. That pretty much sums it up. It essentially focuses on two Japanese clans with warriors who possess superpowers. Two of those "mutants" had fallen in love and are reluctant to fight.    The cinematography is great. There is some very interesting use of filter effects. By the way, it has very creative sound effects.     However, I felt that there was probably a bit too much fighting …
review by . October 09, 2007
I put this movie on my wish list a while ago and to be honest I didn't know anything about it and forgot about it after some time. I was sitting at home looking for stuff to watch on one really boring night and out of nowhere I see Shinobi on my now favorite TV station the AZN Network. Shinobi is a very simple but strong film and the time will fly by watching it. If you don't know Shinobi is adapted from the book "The Kouga Ninja Scrolls" like the anime Basilisk and both use a lot of the same character …
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