Dagger of Kamui DVD
About Dagger of Kamui DVD
On the eve of the Meiji restoration, as a slumbering Japan awakens and turns its eyes westward, an innkeeper finds a baby named Jiro in a drifting boat; his only companion a glittering blade, the Dagger of Kamui. When Jiro is thirteen, his adoptive family is murdered and Jiro is blamed, only to be rescued by Tenkai, a priest, who trains him in the mysterious arts of the Ninja. Seeking revenge for the loss of his adoptive family, Jiro kills the mysterious one-armed Ninja who reportedly slew them.
Years later, acting on a tip from Tenkai, Jiro tracks down his real mother, only to learn that Tenkai had tasked his father with finding a clue to the lost treasure of Captain Kidd. With the treasure in hand, the Shogun will be able to retain control, and Japan will once again isolate itself from the world. However, his father fell in love, abandoned the search, and had a child - and for this failure, Tenkai exacted a terrible revenge!
Now the chase begins, as Jiro, with only the Dagger of Kamui to help him, searches for the great treasure, a search that will take him all the way to the American Old West, with Tenkai's minions always close behind.If Jiro can find the treasure and return to Japan, then, perhaps, Jiro can exact his revenge, and thrust the Dagger of Kamui into Tenkai's black heart!
Special Features: Character Bios, On-Screen Maps, Original Trailer.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English Subtitles.
- Publisher: ANIMEIGO
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action
- Themes: Adventure
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 132
- Release Date: 7/30/2003
- Dimensional Weight: 0.33
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
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!)
by Rogue X
I picked this up wayyyyy back in the day in a VHS bin in KayBee toy store in the late 80's/ early 90's. It was called "Revenge of the Ninja Warrior". Great memory watch. Good show. Highly recommend.