Ninjitsu, the darkest and deadliest of all the Martial Arts. Ninjitsu, a film genre that swept the nation in the early 80’s only to fade in the mid 90’s. So this week on the podcast we have the movie that is credited for starting this craze, 1981’s Enter The Ninja. As noted on last week, this is a true gem in the Cannon Film library. We’ve actually dove head first into the Cannon Film library way back on Episode 18 with Rockula and then again on Episode 32 with Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. We highly recommend watching the Cannon Films documentary that just hit Netflix, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story Of Cannon Films, to see just how insane this production company actually was. It will give you a much better insight on how movies like this week’s Enter The Ninja came to life. Speaking of Enter The Ninja; we find former army vet Cole, after just completing his training at a ninja school, traveling to the Phillippines. But when he arrives, he finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy’s property and his long time ninja rival. This movie also has an amazing death scene that is dubbed on YouTube as “Best Death Scene Ever” with over 3 million views.
Next week, we continue the Cannon Ninja Trilogy with it’s very loose, but apparently better, sequel Revenge Of The Ninja! After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for the ultimate battle he has ever been involved in. This film is in full on the ParamountVault Youtube Channel absolutely free!
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