NINJA SCROLL

  • Ticket Price: $11
  • Rating: NR
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • Starring: Koichi Yamadera, Takeshi Aono, Daisuke Gori, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono
  • Format: DCP
  • Year: 1993
  • Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
  • Age Policy: 18 and Up
  • Note: Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Swords flash and heads roll as ninja warriors clash with the demons of NINJA SCROLL.

A dark fantasy set in feudal Japan, Ninja Scroll spins a wild yarn about a wandering samurai, Jubei Kibagami, who’s hired to thwart a lesser lord’s plot to smuggle a boatload of gold from under the Shogun’s nose. Protecting the shipment are The Eight Devils of Kimon, a nasty gang of super-powered toughs with the likes of a blood-drinking golem, a blind swordsman, and an insect-controlling dwarf in their ranks, all led by a psychotic immortal from Jubei’s past.

An imaginative and lurid sex-and-violence action flick, Ninja Scroll has had more success in the U.S. market than it ever had in Japan. The movie helped usher in a wave of interest in Japanese animation in the 1990s when it became a video store staple alongside titles like Akira and Ghost in the Shell.

Part of Nitehawk’s September ANIME AFTER DARK midnite series.