Dagger of Kamui DVD (S)
jon marque - May 25 2006
classic "ninja" starter
This movie is what I like to call a starter, one of those that introduce you to a genre. before samurai scroll there was this movie, and having seen both I have to say that this one is more compelling, the movie shows everything about the ninja character, his birth, growth, training, and future. In other words, a complete story about a character, not just a piece. You don't see that often in anime these days. Usually I'd say that's a waste of a good story, but in this case I have to say they hit it perfectly: the movie isn't too short, and it's not too long. Beware though, this story is well over 2 hours, but each minute is spent wisely...
In other words, this is a classic ninja primer to me... more believable than most shows, very compelling, great action, OUTSTANDING mood if you just soak it in, and some very nice surprises. This is the primer to ninjas for me. a classic, and still great (I'm going to watch it tonight!)