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Ninja III: The Domination
27 June 2013
Conclusion: From director Sam Firstenberg, 'Ninja III: The Domination' is clearly a vehicle for Lucinda Dickey, but the low-budget B-movie manages to entertain with wild martial arts action. Also starring Shô Kosugi, the movie comes with an engaging-enough plot involving ninjas, revenge-seeking ghosts, and haunted swords. The Blu-ray arrives with excellent picture quality and a serviceable audio presentation that gets the job done.
Excerpt: Growing up in the 80s, my family had a satellite dish, one of those gigantic backyard numbers that these days you only see atop CNN headquarters. This gave me access to a dizzying array of movie channels, many of which filled their late-night schedules with some of the strangest low-budget cheesefests the decade had to offer.
Summary: When is a sequel not a sequel? Well, that question could spark a doctoral thesis or two, but for argument's (and brevity's) sake, look no further than Ninja III: The Domination . Though ostensibly the third panel in a triptych that includes 1981's Enter the Ninja and 1983's Revenge of the Ninja , Ninja III: The Domination is very much its own entity (for better or worse), with little linkage to its putative antecedents.
Excerpt: Next to discarded refrigerators and open-air toxic waste dumps, there was no more terrifying villain in the 1980s than ninjas. The Cannon Group, seeking to capitalize on this fear, unleashed Ninja III: The Domination , the single greatest argument that you have absolutely nothing to fear from ninjas. In a dark cave, underneath a fake rock, a cache of lethal ninja weapons resides, waiting for someone with ill intent to pick them up for diabolical means.
Excerpt: One of the chicks from Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo is possessed by a vengeful ninja's ghost. If I didn't hook you with that one-sentence wonder of a plot summary, then I really don't know what else to say. I guess I could mention that the movie opens with a ninja assault on a golf course.