Shinobi No Mono
In this seminal ninja film, young samurai Ishikawa (Raizô Ichikawa) is invited to study under ninja master Sandayu (Yûnosuke Itô). Little does he know that his training has a hidden objective: the assassination of warlord Oda Nobunaga (Katsuhiko Kobayashi). Exiled for an affair with his mentor's wife, Ishikawa believes he's free of Sandayu's grip. But he can't avoid his destiny as a ninja, and his new life once again makes Nobunaga his target.