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Five Element Ninja (1982)
"Ren zhe wu di" (original title)

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A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Tien-chi Cheng ...
Shao Tien-hao
Tien Hsiang Lung ...
Brother Li
Meng Lo ...
Shi Shang
Wai-Man Chan ...
Chin Tien Chun (as Hui-Min Chen)
Pei Hsi Chen ...
Mr Kang
Li Wang ...
Lien Mu
Ke Chu ...
Kwon Hon
Tai-Ping Yu
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Shen Chan
Yung Chan
Kuo Chao
Hung Chen
Yiu-Sing Cheung ...
(as Yao-Hsing Chang)
Kin Ping Chow
Siu Loi Chow
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A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He finds help in the form of a new teacher (who knows Ninjitsu) and new brothers. Together the four pupils face the Five Element Ninja challenge: Wood, Earth, Gold, Water, and Fire. Written by Anonymous

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Five complete elements, one surviving ninja, what could possibly go wrong?

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Chinese Super Ninjas  »

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one of Chang Cheh's best
16 April 2001 | by (here and there) – See all my reviews

There's something about the Chinese take on the ninja that has always captured my attention. I think its the way they take the art of invisibilty a bit further than expected. This film, known as Chinese Super Ninja in the US and is probably one of Chang Cheh's best, performs the above beautifully. The featured element of the 5 element ninja is unique and well done. Each ninja clan has its own unique attack setup (gold-shields that fire spires, wood-ninjas posing as trees and using claws, water-ninja frogmen that pull kungfu fighters to the water where they can be easily killed, fire-smoke screens and fire setting traps, earth-underground spearmen). The first 30 minutes are practically non stop action sequences, with the opening showing a tournament between japanese bushidos and kungfu weapons experts. Then we get to the ninja scenes, which are some of the goriest of kungfu films (the stepped on intestines scene is memorable). After this, however, the films slows down until the end where the main character has to use certain techniques to defeat each element. All and all worthy of any collection. If you havent seen it, go!


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