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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.
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.
Conclusion: By most objective standards, Ninja III: The Domination is simply perfect fodder for a "very special episode" of Mystery Science Theater 3000 . But there's such a goofy earnestness to the insanity here that it's hard to come down too vociferously on it. Just sit back with a big bag of popcorn and enjoy, but make sure to take any needed cholesterol medication first, because you're about to inhale one gargantuan amount of unfettered (yes, unfettered ) cheese. Recommended .
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.