Owls' Castle

Owls' Castle (梟の城, Fukurō no Shiro) is a 1999 Japanese ninja-themed jidaigeki film directed by Masahiro Shinoda. It was co-written by Shinoda and Katsuo Naruse, and stars Kiichi Nakai It is the second adaptation of Ryōtarō Shiba's 1959 novel of the same name, the first being the 1963 film Castle of Owls.[1]

Owls' Castle
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Owls' Castle poster
Directed byMasahiro Shinoda
Written byMasahiro Shinoda
Katsuo Naruse
StarringKiichi Nakai
Mayu Tsuruta
Riona Hazuki
Music byJoji Yuasa
CinematographyTatsuo Suzuki
Distributed byToho
Release date
October 30, 1999 (Japan)
Running time
138 mins



Nintendo was a production partner on the film, and the use of special effects and computer-generated imagery was widely touted in the film's marketing.[1]

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