Tagged: Martial Arts

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Ninja Dragon – 1986 – Not so much Ninja..

Ninja Dragon seems to be the left overs from some other ninja flick done in the same era. Richard Harrisson looks exactly the way he did in Ninja Terminator and there’s not much plot in this one. Actually there’s not much “ninja” either. There is a few scenes where they fight each other but for the most part this is more like a regular crime thriller. It’s dubbed of course but I don’t care about...

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Ninja Terminator – 1985 – A more serious approach

I have watched a lot of Ninja films lately. They’re often great fun even if they’re badly choreographed and dubbed even worse. That reflects on the grades of course and I haven’t been kind in my judgement. I’m actually very cheap when it comes to grades so that figures. Ninja Terminator is another Ninja flick that I saw the other day. It’s much more serious than a lot of the others but not without humor....

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The Ninja Squad – 1986 Ninjas to the death!

It didn’t come as a surprise that The Ninja Squad was on hell of a cheap movie! To be honest, all movies from Hollywood DVD is cheep films. There are very entertaining though. If you like trash cinema you should stick to this company. I’m a bit confused. Not by the movie but about my own preferences. I like trash movies and I adore turkeys but at the same time I seldom rate them very...

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Golden Ninja Warrior – 1986 – Meet the red ninja

There are several issues with this flick. First of all there is a battle going on between the golden ninja clan (or something like that) and the red ninjas. The problem is that I only remember the red ninja. Second it’s far to comedic. A comedy ninja flick is kind of a contradiction in my mind. Of course we have flicks like Beverly Hills Ninja with Chris Farley. But that’s a comedy first and a...

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Rage of Honor – 1987 – Sho Kosugi is the King Ninja

The thing about referring to Sho Kosugi as a ninja on the cover is of course a way to market the movie. It’s the same for me. I mention Sho Kosugi and Ninja in the same sentence to try to get your attention. Did I succeed? The fact is the this movie has very little to do with ninjas as I see it. There are the occasional throwing star but that’s about it. There are...

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Final Impact – 1992 – Lorenzo Lamas

First of all I need to confess that I have kind of a fetish for Lorenzo Lamas movies.  I can’t say what it is about these films that lure me in but there is something there for sure. Maybe it’s the Martial Arts elements that often are there? I don’t think it’s for his acting abilities at least. Lorenzo Lamas is not a good actor. He can deliver lines of dialog but the characters usually...

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Pray for Death – 1985 – Sho Kusugi is the master ninja!

The first film I ever saw with Sho Kosugi was a flick called Ninja III –  The Domination. The VHS copy was a fourth or fifth generation copy so the quality was pretty messed up( the Blu-ray edition is now among my belongings). I liked the story though and I have been hooked on Ninja flicks ever since. Not that I have many in my collection but I’m in no hurry. The Other day I got...

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Kill and Kill Again - 1981 - James Ryan returns

Do you remember when I wrote about Kill or be Killed some time ago? This was the movie that I thought I got. It obviously wasn’t. But I needed to get my hands on Kill and Kill again to set my mind at ease. I got it, I watched it and I rembered very little. haha! James Ryan stars in this one again. Since the cover art is very alike I assumed that he’s playing...

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Kill or be killed - 1976 - nostalgica de luxe!

The deadliest tournament! For some reason I have come back to the movies I liked and watched in my youth. We didn’t call them Martial Arts though. For us it was just “karate movies”. I think that it makes more sense here than in many of the Asian flicks that’s hit the surface during the years. I don’t know why but as long as it’s kung fu and oriental fighters it’s not really a karate...

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Golden Queens Commando – 1982 – Asian Action Deluxe!

Golden Queens Commando is a movie I’ve seen many times. I wonder if it’s released on DVD? I don’t think so. At least I have it on VHS and I’m not gonna part from it. It’s a cheezy Asian flick dubbed into English. We get to meet these 6 or seven women. One by one we’re introduced to them and we get their story of how and why they were sent to prison. They all...