This Months Screening

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Ninja Scroll Anime Screening

Grindhouse Dublin, in association with Light House Cinema, are proud to present the 1993 anime classic 'Ninja Scroll' on Friday 24th April at 10.30pm!

*** The feature will be preceded by a short pre-show which will include a short film and a selection of trailers from the trashy, lurid heyday of Grindhouse cinema (Max 30 mins) ***

Ninja Scroll is set in feudal Japan. Five years before the start of the film, the Yamashiro clan's chief retainers (vassal lords) dig gold out of a secret mine behind their lord's back. The lord of the Yamashiro clan wants to have the gold for himself, but his forces are not strong enough, so he cannot act alone. He also cannot go to the government first, because they would take the gold if they knew about the mine. He orders his ninja team, led by Gemma Himuro, to kill the chief retainers, claiming he would then report the mine to the government. Jubei Kibagami and Shinkuro are members of this ninja team. After the chief retainers are murdered, the Yamashiro lord does not report the mine to the government. Later, Gemma orders Shinkuro and others to kill Jubei, hoping they would all kill each other, thus eliminating everyone who knew about the mine. Reluctantly, Jubei kills Shinkuro and the others in self-defense. While Gemma is riding along a pass, Jubei springs from the snow and cuts off his head to avenge Shinkuro and the others. Jubei then becomes a wandering swordsman-for-hire.

Ninja Scroll commences at 10:30pm, Friday, April 24th. There will be drinks and merriment from 9pm in the Light House Cinema Bar! 

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