Eye on the East – Shinobi

Shinobi – Trailer

“Regular-Fu”: the kind that the incomparable Bruce Lee brought us followed by acts like Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, Jean-Claude Van Damme and the like; clean, physical and grounded.

“Wire-FU”: This sub-genre has been best epitomized in films like ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and ‘Hero’, often used in Jet Li films and even ‘The Matrix Trilogy’. It’s fast, hyper-acrobatic and aerial.

“Super-FU”: This is where SHINOBI comes in. Fighters have very unique abilities that are often much faster and deadlier that Wire-Fu styles. This kind is fantastic, exceptional, and ethereal. If you could not suspend belief enough to watch a film like ‘Spiderman’, there’s little chance you will like SHINOBI.

Now, for the special effects fighting nuts like myself, this film is a really good one. The storyline is most reasonably adequate, I felt . It is terse (stoic) all the way through, and has the action to match… and the acting really compliments that air. And boy, do some of the actors look their parts! There are no wasted sequences of nothingness in this film; the story is coherent, especially when I consider other movies of the same category, like ‘The Duel’ and ‘The Promise’.

Casshern – Trailer

This is another great movie to check out. Live-action sci-fi movie based on a 1973 Japanese animé of the same name (Shinzo Ningen Casshân).

Casshern – Hell of a fight.


This is right up there with the best anime adaptaption action sequence I have ever seen. The cinematography is wicked!

Blood the last vampire – Trailer

This movies based on a anime of the same title looks like they have tried to americanise slightly (no as bad as dragon ball – worst manga adaptation i’ve ever seen) but still looks promising.

Yakota Air Force Base, an American military compound in Japan, has been invaded by a league of shape-shifting vampires known as Chiropterans. It’s up to Saya, a grim woman of mysterious origin, and her magic sword to rid the base, and the planet, of these unwelcome and menacing monsters.

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