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Old 04-27-02, 05:29 PM
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Red shadow

anyone seen this ninja flick Red shadow-any reviews
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Old 04-27-02, 06:45 PM
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i'll put a review up for it when i get it next week, should be around thursday.
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Old 04-27-02, 08:59 PM
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where you get a copy i saw it at cdjapan for 50 somthing dollars too much just for me-though it was the 2 disc edution
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I've not heard anything good about it so far. Here's a link to one of the non-flattering reviews I've read: http://www.midnighteye.com/reviews/rdshadow.shtml
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anyone else have any reviews?
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Old 02-17-03, 12:37 AM
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I saw it too long ago to give a really proper review and I don't own the DVD, but I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. Very stylish and enjoyable. I liked Samurai Fiction more, but I'd definitely pick up Red Shadow if it were to come out somewhere cheaper than Japan.

Sorry not much help, but wanted state I had a positive (non-)review of it.

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Old 02-17-03, 01:53 AM
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Thanks.. I kinda like over the top ninja flicks.. just wondered if anyone bought the disk could tell me how the extras are, etc. Trying to justify spending that kinda cash. And I'd like to know the differences (other than the obvious) on Samurai Fiction and the 2 disc re-release.

Also, speaking of ninja films.. does anyone know if Ninja Wars (Iga Ninpoucho) is on dvd?
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Old 01-10-08, 07:06 PM
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I finally saw Red Shadow - I picked up the 2-disc Region 1 DVD for 5 bucks. Surprisingly entertaining flick, especially one that has ninjas, and especially one for a Japanese action film, since so many Japanese action films are riddled with boredom and meladrama. Red Shadow has a great mix of action, comedy, good acting, nice camerawork, and some drama which is usually poorly done in recent Asian films. Awesome soundtrack by the way as well.

I don't think i've seen such an entertaining movie like this ("warriors running around and fighting around a forest"-type Asian action flick) since Korea's Shadowless Sword. All the other recent crop (post-2000) of these types of Japanese/Korean flicks (Versus, Shinobi, Death Note, Duelist) have been either a combination of the following traits: overly serious/meladramtic filler, video game fighting in the forest plot, boring, poor acting/story, zombie stiff acting, good action at beginning and only at end, etc...

I hated Samurai Fiction by the way - the supposedly more respectable, critically-aclaimed movie - by the same director as Red Shadow...
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was this at Book Off in NYC? I saw a few last time I was there.
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Old 01-11-08, 03:42 AM
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Choking-Hazard, i don't know, I got mine in Europe...I'm assuming the one in Book Off is the Japanese Region 2 version? Mine's the Region 1 version. If it's cheap at Book Off (less than 20 bucks), I would buy it...

Speaking of Book Off, that place takes me the longest to search for dvds cuz everything is in Japanese (obviously!). It's also a wierd DVD store because they never have "the hyped up" new Japanese DVD in stock or seem to plan to have it - it's always older ones they have. And they look at me crazy when I ask them if they have a certain DVD. I eventually stopped asking, and just brought in a print-out of the DVD cover copied from yesasia or somewhere and I just show them the print-out...That place is certainly good for getting Hollywood movies on Japanese DVD...
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Old 01-11-08, 08:54 PM
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I know, it's a lot easier if you can read some katakana or hiragana.... but yes, it takes a while for more newer releases to make it to Book Off in NYC. In Japan, it's another story..
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