TMR 026 – Ninja Scroll

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Ninja Scroll (1993)

d. Yoshiaki Kawajiri

This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve and Ryan go toe-to-toe with their verbal martial arts prowess—leaping from rooftop to rooftop, through bamboo forests and dodging ninja stars and killer bees. Steve goes into hyperdrive with tales of sex, drugs and violence, while Ryan tries to wrap his head around the horrors that were inflicted upon him in the Japanese anime classic Ninja Scroll.

In this anime film, Jubei, a highly skilled ninja, is coerced into slaying his own clan of warriors. After begrudgingly killing his fellow swordsmen, he becomes a roving hired assassin. During his travels, he must face off against an organization of demonic ninjas known as the Devils of Kimon, who are plotting to take power of Japan’s government. The Devils will stop at nothing, and have the power to annihilate entire villages. Now, only Jubei and a shogun spy named Dakuan can stop them.

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Things discussed in the show:

DeadpoolRyan Reynolds

The Passion of the ChristMel Gibson

Captain American (1990)

Joe Johnston

Spiderman 2Sam Raimi

X-menX-men 2 (Bryan Singer)

James GunnGuardians of the Galaxy, Tromio and Juliet (Lloyd Kaufman)

The Witch

Magic Mike XXLChanning Tatum, Stephen Soderbergh, Matthew McConaughey

Sex, Lies and VideotapeJames Spader, Peter Gallagher, Andie MacDowell

Groundhog Day

Curb Your EnthusiasmLarry David

America’s Funniest Home Videos, Fail Blog

The Sword in the Stone

Naruto

The Raid 2

Werner Hertzog

Dragon Ball Z

Jubei Yagyu

Kato Kaelin

Wicked City, Vampire D: Bloodlust

Trypophobia

Takashi MiikeIchi the Killer, Audition, 13 Assassins

Crank

Zatoichi

Lance Bass

Judas Priest

Gary Oldman

Robert Rodriguez

Hayao MiyazakiMy Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away

Akira, Ghost in the Shell

Sigourney Weaver

The AnimatrixThe Wachowskis

Next Week: Ghostbusters 2

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