Kunoichi Ninpocho 4 (Japan 1995)

Rating: ***

Those cute ninja girls are at it again, but this time the treatment is decidedly more dramatic and artistic. As a result, the ninja magic sex scenes seem awkwardly out of place even though they are beautifully shot and quite erotic. In this episode, more than in the others, the strong underlying theme is that a woman's weakness is love and that will destroy her. And of course, all of the katana wielding cuties die when they discover love. A gorgeous film that suffers slightly from a plodding pace, a weak musical score, and some really awful digital compositing.