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The Octagon, 1980.

Directed by Erik Karson.

Starring Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef, Tadashi Yamashita, Richard Norton, Art Hindle, Kim Lankford and Yuki Shimoda.


A martial artist battles an international terrorist organisation of ninjas.

Cashing in on The Expendables 2 is a double release of old Chuck Norris classics on Blu-Ray. There’s A Force of One and The Octagon, two of Chuck’s early films during his period with American cinema. For those who grew up as fans of Chuck, or just became retrospective fans in recent years, then The Octagon is one that marked Norris’ shift from simply a Caucasian answer to Bruce Le, to All-American, all-action hero.

The Octagon’s premise is simple. Chuck Norris vs Ninjas. That’s really about it. Norris is Scott James, a man haunted by memories of his growing up and rivalry with his former martial art brother Seikura, who »

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