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Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

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An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman's body.

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Yamada
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Christie
Jordan Bennett ...
Billy Secord
David Chung ...
Black Ninja
Dale Ishimoto ...
Okuda
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Miyashima
Bob Craig ...
Netherland
Pamela Ness ...
Alana
Roy Padilla ...
Winslow
Moe Mosley ...
Pickwick
John LaMotta ...
Case
Ron Foster ...
Jiminez
Steven Lambert ...
Pilot (as Steve Lambert)
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Jefferson (as Earl Smith)
Carver Barnes ...
Nicholson
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The body of a sexy aerobics instructor is invaded by the evil spirit of a dying ninja. At first, changes in her behavior is limited to having strange interactions with an arcade game, doing sexy things with V8 juice, and being attracted to an unusually hairy police officer. But soon enough, she's systematically killing, ninja-style, the officers responsible for the ninja's death, and can only be stopped by another ninja! Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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ninja | death | police | foreplay | kissing | See All (50) »

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He's the ultimate killer, she's the perfect weapon.

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Action | Horror

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14 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Den sorte ninja  »

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Trivia

Lucinda Dickey was cast in the film because she had worked on the "Breakin'" films, which were both directed by Sam Firstenberg, and she had the physical presence to do all the stunts during the film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Christie climbs the telephone pole, she stops and takes off her hat. You can see the pole clearly. When she puts her hat back on, there is a telephone box now on the pole in front of her. See more »

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Christie: For your information Billy, I don't believe in demons, ghosts, spirits, or any of that kind of stuff.
Secord: Well neither do I, but when you black out we don't know what you believe in do we?
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Featured in Best of the Worst: Ninja Movies (2014) See more »

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Body Shop
Music and lyrics by David Powell (as Dave Powell)
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Ms. Dickey also looks great as a ninja

Christie (Lucinda Dickey) is a cute and buff telephone maintenance gal who also teaches an aerobics class on the side. She stumbles upon a dying ninja assassin, who gives her his sword and manages to transfer his spirit into her. The evil spirit awakens in her and she goes on a killing spree, taking out all of the cops that killed his original body. All except for one totally annoying jerk that Christie has inexplicably fallen for (after blowing him off several times, she has a change of heart and seduces him by invitingly pouring a can of V8 down her shirt). Sho Kosugi arrives from Japan as the sworn enemy of the evil ninja, and it's his job to exorcise the foul demon out of poor Christie and send it into oblivion. Much of the film is painful to watch, as it's drenched in god-awful 1980's pseudo-pop music, embarrassing aerobics and dance sequences, and of course, the irritating cop boyfriend. But, the ninja fight scenes are palatable and even enjoyable, and Sho's form and execution is great. He alone saves the film in the last twenty minutes and qualifies it as my favorite Sho Kosugi film to date. Ms. Dickey also looks great as a ninja, and does a surprisingly good job with the material she has to work with, bouncing between tough bitch, sexy bimbo, telephone worker, aerobics instructor, bad-ass ninja, and demon possessed monster. She handles her fight scenes well, even though she's heavily doubled with male stuntmen. Fun, lightweight martial arts action fare.




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