Handbuch Der Ninja-Kampfkünste
, 111min, OmeU
This motion picture exemplifies the adventurous ideas that any kind of material can be brought to screen. Eisenstein once planned to film «Das Kapital». By no means am I attempting to compare myself with that great director. On the other hand, I am certainly not trying to conceal my desire to tread in the masters footsteps. To bring «any kind of material» to the screen means to film that which people generally consider difficult if not altogether impossible to film. The manga best-seller «Ninja bugeichô»<i> </i>by Shirato Sanpei, sixteen volumes in all, attracted the
attention of numerous filmmakers when first published.