Watchlist of movies that only you and your best friends might appreciate.
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Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and possibly his life.
Sexist, gratuitous, one-dimensional, violent, exploitative. But enough about its virtues.
Ninja Scroll is pure badassery. The plot is simple, yet effective for setting up really cool action, which there is plenty of in this movie. The protagonist must take out a series of super-powered ninjas and a series of escalating violence, leading up to an explosive climax aboard a ship. This movie is pure spectacle, and it works for it. So if you're hoping for complexity, look elsewhere. There is an uncomfortable rape scene though, so be warned.
For me, there was no better time for anime than the late 80's-late 90's. Films like Ghost in the Shell, Princess Mononoke, Akira, and shows like Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion are some of the best the genre has to offer. And I…
One of the most violent movies I've ever seen. The gore in this feature film isn't to be taken lightly. Which is simply fantastic, considering anime's usually don't stand toe to toe that often with extreme Euro-Horror. The art style is very lush and has just enough realism to stay invested with the character's real world plights. Excellent fight scenes, somewhat accurate ninja designs and heroes I actually cared for. However, I felt that the "venomous sex" side-plot was a bit forced, and really took a toll on my enjoyment from that point forward. It was way too fetish driven and bias toward a testosterone-heavy target audience. But all in all, it's a good story with a slick ending altogether. Would maybe watch again, but not for some time.
Ninjas, demons, sex and gore. Everything is gratuitous. The story seems like it was written by a 13 year old boy. That doesn't make it less awesome, though...
The four stars are pretty much earned by the guy who has a beehive in the hump of his back. That's some fucked up shit.
Preconceptions: the next installment of anime movie watching week with my brother (we're also watching Cowboy Bebop for the first time). This was ranked high up on this list from imdb user paschan-1 ranking the 73 best anime movies. Looks like the kind of anime I usually don't like - i.e. the action-driven stuff, rather than the story-driven stuff, but it's only an hour and a half so I'll risk it. Hard to resist something Edgar Cochran gave 5 stars.
Reaction: so this is the type of film they talk about when they say that anime was originally seen as too violent, adult a genre of animation for western audiences. To be honest, before this, I'd mainly seen only the…
-"Anyone who makes love to her dies. She's perfect for this hellish world."
More brutal, honest than some great live horror movie.
With killer animation, rock warriors and gold lava, Scroll delivers on excitement. Each blade scraping the other echoes more examples of the crisp sound effects that support the action and eye candy. All these colorful characters add texture to the plot and pain of the journey while getting every step right along the way.
Yoshiaki Kawajiri's Ninja Scroll is a flick with a lot of sentimental value to me, it was during that awkward pre-teen phase, I was getting into anime more than I had ever been before, from Rurouni Kenshin to Cowboy Bebop. My love for the art form had grown up from the days of Pokemon and Dragonball Z, to more mature and nuanced material, which I had no idea could be allowed in animation.
Ninja Scroll was a movie I had my eyes set on, because it was frequently associated with two other significant films I saw and adored, Akira and Ghost in the Shell. It was these three films that led the new wave of anime fandom in the west,…
Great visuals, but the dialogue is cringe worthy.
Simple, yet quite effective.
The year is 1998. It's a Saturday night and my best friend is staying over. I have the subtitled version of Ninja Scroll on VHS, and a TV in my bedroom - with a Built. In. VCR.
Now we just gotta convince Sis to smoke us out...
Remake idea: Ginger Scroll. Same film but it's set in Scotland.
First saw this when I was 5, still holds up.
Ninja Scroll is a hyper violent samurai flick which takes the direction of style over substance more than anything else. The story is hollow and repetitive, the characters are dull, the dialogue is awfully cheesy and time hasn't done this well. I did enjoy it's ultra violent action sequences though. Quite a fan of Yoshiaki Kawajiri's other works like Cyber City Oedo and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust but this was disappointing.
recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff
Well since I don't think there is a comprehensive list of anime films in letterboxd and I love them so…