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<i>Ninja Bugeicho (Band of Ninja/Manual of Ninja Martial Arts)</i> [uncut version]. 1967. Japan. Directed by Nagisa Oshima
  • Ninja Bugeicho (Band of Ninja/Manual of Ninja Martial Arts) [uncut version]

    1967. Japan. Nagisa Oshima. 117 min.

Monday, January 21, 2013, 6:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Ninja Bugeicho (Band of Ninja/Manual of Ninja Martial Arts) [uncut version]

    1967. Japan. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Screenplay by Mamoru Sasaki, Oshima, based on the manga by Sanpei Shirato. Voices of Shoichi Ozawa, Kei Yamamoto, Akiko Koyama. MoMA presents the Japanese theatrical version of one of Oshima’s rarest and most groundbreaking films. When budgetary constraints prevented him from making a live-action version of Band of Ninja, an epic, 17-volume manga about the son of a defeated warlord who joins a peasant rebellion to avenge his father’s death, Oshima ingeniously used camera movements and voiceover dialogue to bring Shirato’s original drawings to life. Courtesy Oshima Productions. In Japanese; English subtitles. 117 min.

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