|WATARI THE NINJA BOY|
Directed by: Sadao Fuadoko
STARRING: OTOMO Ryutaro, Chiyoko Honma, Yoshinobu Kaneko, Fuyukichi Maki
A classic Ninja fantasy fable of a young Ninja boy in feudal Japan. Watari is a young boy Iga Ninja who fights with a battleaxe on a rope that he also uses like a grapnel. In this story Ninjas also possess magic powers, and Watari can create shadow illusions of himself, become a giant, and he can fly. There's blue-skinned and red-skinned Ninjas, a steel-skinned Ninja who fights bare-handed, a knife-throwing girl Ninja who throws knives that form her skirt but disappointingly never runs out of skirt, and a big baddie who it turns out has been playing both the Iga and the Koga against each other.
Amazing stunts and special effects galore in this highly regarded ninja action film from the 1960's. Watari, the Ninja Boy set the standard for fantasy action that has yet to be matched. A great film with a really talented cast and outstanding story!br>
1966 Color Widescreen
Japanese Language with English Subtitles