Mission Iron Castle
Shinobi no shu
Release Date : February, 7th, 1970
Running Time : 79 min
Genre : Feature
Color : Monochrome
Screening Format : -,HDCAM SR
Screen Size : Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
[ Directed by ] MORI Kazuo
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[ Story ]
During an era of civil wars when powerful rival war lords competed to rule the land, magician-spies, who came and went swiftly and silently like dark shadows, were used by them to ferret out information about the enemy or to carry out difficult missions.
Yoshiro (Hiroki Matsukata), whose father, mother, and sister had been brutally murdered by Oda, a harsh and merciless war lord, and Onikobu (Ryunosuke Minegishi), who would like to use his magic-powers to steal rather than carry out dangerous orders, are told to kidnap Lady Oichi (Shiho Fujimura) from the Invincible Iron Castle.
They are joined by Sukedayu (Kojiro Hongo) and Orin (Michiyo Yasuda), also magician-spies, and consider it easy to kidnap Lady Oichi. But to take her to Lord Toyotomi is a different matter. But they put their heads together and come up with what they think is a sure way to succeed.
Yoshiro and Onikobu are to steal into the castle and find Lady Oichi, while Orin is to tempt a general to advance at the head of his forces and leave the castle thinly guarded, so it will be easier for them to make a safe getaway with Lady Oichi.
But this is easier said than done, even for magician-spies. How they finally kidnap Lady Oichi, and to see who has the last laugh makes this a dynamic film filled with suspense until the very last frame.
【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1970.13.2】
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