Shinobi Trilogy (1962 - 1963)

Released by Daiei Motion Picture Company, Shinobi no Mono was an eight-film series adapted from Tomoyoshi Murayama’s series of novels. Set in 16th century Japan, the story follows outlaw hero and ninja Ishikawa Goemon (Raizō Ichikawa) in his fight against samurai warlords. Radiance Films have collected the first three films in the series on Limited Edition Blu-Ray, and it is fascinating to see the starting ground for classic ninja tropes.

My review of Shinobi Trilogy is now available to read at The Geek Show.