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'Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven' - Reel Ninja Film Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PST

Following a nationwide search of college campuses to find the most promising ninja-inspired short films, two students have been chosen as the winners of the Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, "Reel Ninja Film Contest." Legendary film director John Woo and producer Terence Chang of Lion Rock Productions awarded Joshua Gorin from the University of Pennsylvania the $15,000 Grand Prize for his submission, "The Ninja Movie," a clever three-minute live action short set in a snowy cemetery.

The five runner-up entries were uploaded to the official Tenchu website, where more than 6,000 fans cast their votes for the First Prize Winner. By popular vote, "Wanna Woo," from Lee Cipolla of Florida State University, was awarded the $5,000 First Prize.

The Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven video game is currently available at stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and the game is rated "M" (Mature - content suitable for persons 17 and older) by the ESRB.

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