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Ninja III: The Domination (1984) Poster

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The Kuji-Kiri are the Ninja's Nine Levels of Power. They are 1. Rin - Strength of mind and body. 2. Kyo - Direction of energy. 3. Toh - Harmony with the universe. 4. Sha - Healing of self and others. 5. Kai - Premonition of danger. 6. Jin - Knowing the thoughts of others. 7. Retsu - Mastery of time and space. 8. Zai - Control of the elements of nature. and 9. Zen - Enlightenment.
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Shô Kosugi is an actual Ninpo practitioner and was also the movie's technical advisor and fight co-choreographer. Kosugi starred in numerous other 1980s ninja movies and appeared in each of the films in Golan-Globus' Cannon "Ninja" series but playing different characters.
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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.
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The third and final of three "Ninja" movies in the Golan-Globus Cannon Ninja trilogy. The first and second films were Enter the Ninja (1981) and Revenge of the Ninja (1983). All three films were unrelated in terms of story. Cannon also went on to make American Ninja (1985) which spawned its own franchise which went to five movies.
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Stunt coordinator Steven Lambert not only doubled the black ninja, but also appears as several police officers in the opening sequence.
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Sam Firstenberg came up with the idea for the V8 juice in the love scene.
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The police station scenes were shot at an actual police station.
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The swords were made out of bamboo, rubber, or aluminum.
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Shô Kosugi came up with the idea for his character to wear an eye patch.
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Shot in nine weeks.
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A shot of a spinning head had to be cut out in order to avoid an X rating from the MPAA.
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The filmmakers used basic props that were already available at the locations for the fight sequences.
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Shô Kosugi frequently brought his sons Kane Kosugi and Shane Kosugi to the set during the shooting of this movie.
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The monks at the temple were played by martial arts students. Moreover, the long shots of the temple were done with a matte painting.
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The arcade machine in Christie's apartment is a prototype of the game "Bouncer" by Entertainment Sciences. Due to financial difficulties the game was never widely released.
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Despite being the third and final entry in the Ninja trilogy, this film has nothing to do with the first two films Enter the Ninja (1981) or Revenge of the Ninja (1983), despite the fact that they all star Shô Kosugi (but playing a different character in each film).
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Ninjutsu is "the art of invisibility". The martial art is also known as Ninpo and Ninjitsu-Ryu.
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