SHINTARO THE SAMURAI
SEASON 9: PUPPET NINJA
Starring KOICHI OSE
JAPANESE SAMURAI TV SERIES 1962-65
3 DISCS - 10 EPISODES
DIRECTED BY TORU TOYAMA
PRODUCED BY TOSHIO KOBAYASHI
WARNING: THESE DVD ARE PAL FORMAT REGION FREE. NOT NTSC. IT WILL NOT WORK ON STANDARD NORTH-AMERICAN DVD PLAYERS BUT WILL PLAY ON MOST PC DVD PLAYERS. YOU NEED A UNIVERSAL PLAYER TO PLAY IT ON REGULAR NTSC TV.
ATTENTION: CES DVDs SONT EN FORMAT PAL REGION 0, NON NTSC. CE FORMAT N'EST PAS COMPATIBLE AVEC LES LECTEURS DE DVD NORD-AMÉRICAIN MAIS JOUENT BIEN SUR LA MAJORITÉ DES LECTEURS DE DVD D'ORDINATEURS. IL VOUS FAUT UN LECTEUR DE DVD UNIVERSEL POUR LES JOUER SUR UN TÉLÉVISEUR NTSC.
ABOUT THE SERIES: This classic Japanese samurai TV series (1962-1965) portrays the adventures of a roving samurai, Akikusa Shintaro (whose real name is Matsudaira Nobuchiyo), played by Ose Koichi. Set in the 17th century Japan and is a combination of pantomime, violent action, brilliant sword play and magicianship. Shintaro is the older half-brother of Ienari, the 11th Tokugawa shogun. Because he is the son of a concubine, he has no claim to power, so he assumes the guise of a wandering spy-swordsman (along with the name Shintaro) to seek out and eliminate plots by rival warlords, in this way protecting his younger brother, who is still a minor. Acting on secret orders from roju (chief councillor) Matsudaira Sadanobu, Shintaro gathers information in the various fiefdoms and battles rival warriors and spies, aided by his Iga Ninja friend Tombei the Mist (Japanese: Kiri no Tonbei), as played by Fuyukichi Maki. Shintaro is also helped by Shusaku (played by Omori Shunsuke), whose father has been kidnapped by Koga ninja, and whom Shusaku and Shintaro are also trying to find.
The series, originally known in Japan as Onmitsu Kenshi, has some memorable villains, especially those played by Bin Amatsu, including the imposing Kongo of Koga, the other-worldly Fuma Kotaro (a descendant of the famous 16th century ninja Fuma Kotaro) and Gensai the Wolf. Genkuro Momochi, played by Toshiyuki Katsuki, is another villain who has a genuinely menacing screen presence; as well as a prominent scar in the middle of his brow. The Negishi (Negoro) ninja leaders Garidoshi (played by Yoshio Yoshida) and Onime the Bat (a one-eyed evil-doer with a shuriken for an eye-patch) also projects an aura of menace.
TITLES OF THE EPISODES OF SEASON 9:
THE PUPPET MASTER
THE MAGIC STICK
STRINGS OF A PUPPET
BRING ME HIS HEAD
CUT THE PUPPET STRINGS
FEATURING: Koichi Ose, Fuyukichi Maki, Shunsuke Omori, Bin Amatsu.
LANGUAGE: English (dubbed). Also Japanese language with English subtitles (removable)
SPECS : FULLSCREEN (4:3) format - Region Free PAL (NOT NTSC) - Very good print.
RATING : No rating.
DISCLAIMER: This custom made DVD set comes from a private collection. THERE IS NO ART COVER WITH THIS DVD set AND IT IS SOLD IN PLASTIC SLEEVES, NO DVD BOX/CASE. The DVD surface is white with no artwork/printing/name on it and is of top quality. Should but may not work with Playstations 1/2/3 and/or Xbox consoles and/or older DVD players (before 2004).
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