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Unleashed Ninja Compilation in Blu-ray Format by Radiance Films
Unleashed Ninja Compilation in Blu-ray Format by Radiance Films

Unleashed Ninja Compilation in Blu-ray Format by Radiance Films

RELEASE DATE: May 27, 2024

Radiance Films will be releasing a Blu-ray collection of the Shinobi Collection on May 27, 2024. This collection will feature Satsuo Yamamoto’s Band of Assassins and Revenge, as well as Kazuo Mori’s Resurrection.

It’s the 16th century and Japan is in chaos. Samurai clans engage each other in battle over who gets to rule the nation, while warlords call upon the ninja to spy on and assassinate their rivals. Goemon, an ambitious young member of a ninja family, is thrown into the turmoil of Japanese history when his village is wiped out by the forces of leading warlord Oda Nobunaga, who has sworn to eradicate the ninja in his quest for absolute power. Fueled by vengeance, Goemon uses every weapon in his arsenal to bring down Oda and to prove that

A ninja is a lone soldier.

Raizo Ichikawa, also known as the “Japanese James Dean”, stars in the hit series Shinobi alongside Tomisaburo Wakayama and Ayako Wakao. The series was a huge success and had a significant impact on Japan in the 1960s, from playgrounds to the leftist counter-culture. With its impressive and often imitated action scenes, it set the standard for all future ninja movies, popularizing staples such as the shuriken throwing star and the iconic black mask and suit.

Features:

  • This collection includes a high-quality digital transfer of every film on two discs. The films are also now accessible on Blu-ray (1080p), which is a first for locations outside of Japan.

  • Audio in uncompressed mono PCM format

  • Chat with Shozo Ichiyama, the artistic leader of the Tokyo International Film Festival, regarding filmmaker Satsuo Yamamoto.

  • English translation: Film scholar Mance Thompson presents a visual essay on the portrayal of ninjas in Japanese cinema.

  • An interview was conducted with film critic Toshiaki Sato regarding star Raizo Ichikawa.

  • Trailers
  • Improved optional subtitles for English language.

  • Six postcards of promotional material from the films
  • Sleeves that can be turned inside out and have designs based on original promotional materials on them.

  • Updated version of the Shinobi no mono series booklet with exclusive essays by Jonathan Clements and Diane Wei Lewis on writer Tomoyoshi Murayama.

  • This special edition only includes 3000 copies and is packaged in a sturdy box with tall Scanavo cases. The OBI strip, which can be removed, ensures that the packaging is free of any certificates or markings.

The title will be coming to The Goodie Emporium, an American online store that currently offers a wide selection of Shaw Brothers/Golden Harvest/martial arts movies on DVD and Blu-ray. The store is frequently adding new titles to their inventory.

Check out the latest trailer from Radiance Films for their collection: