Movie Review: Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005)

Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005) is a Romeo and Juliet meets ninja type movie.
The romance between the main characters who are from enemy villages, the Iga and the Kouga, is ill-fated when they are forced to battle against each other with four others from their clans to serve under the Tokagawa Shogun.
The movie starts out a bit slow but gains some momentum during the exciting, albeit seldom, fight scenes. The battles between feuding Shinobi played out like acrobatic wizards’ duels. My synopsis: Silver-haired Immortal Dude=Rocked; Sleeve Guy=Cool; Poison Lady=Hot!; Ending of movie=typical.
Having grabbed this movie via Netflix.com [affiliate], we have to say that this is one of those imports that will soon be joining our collection instead of via the rental means. We’re also very glad to have Netflix to preview all of the movies and anime that usually you could not get your hands on without purchasing. Currently, you can import it from places such as Play-Asia [affiliate]. If you want something closer to home, you can buy Shinobi: The Movie (Uncut) [affiliate] at Walmart for under $20. Either way, it should be part of your viewing pleasure if you like foreign action films.