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The Ninja Showdown (1988)

A ruthless gang of Ninja marauders, a kidnapped maiden and a young man seeking vengeance set the stage for "The Ninja Showdown." Warlord boss Jing and his evil band of Purple Ninjas are ... See full summary »

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Donald Linke
Frederick Sneibjerg
Stefan Bernhardt
Huisintyeld Paul ...
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Peter Hibbard
Stevenson Dominic
Bruss Klauski
Sha Ma ...
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Jackie Choi
Shirley Wang
Carrie Hung
Sammy Choi
Hakim Cheung
Teddy Ngai
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A ruthless gang of Ninja marauders, a kidnapped maiden and a young man seeking vengeance set the stage for "The Ninja Showdown." Warlord boss Jing and his evil band of Purple Ninjas are unstoppable-hihgly trained assassins who ravage a peaceful town. But when the outlaw Ninjas abduct his girl, a wrathful Tony unleashes a furious assault with the help of Ninja Master Gordon. Together, these two men lay waste to Jing's army in a shattering battle to secure their honor and rescue the town from the clutches of a greedy and oppressive tyrant. Written by Anonymous

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Sadly, far from the best of its kind
10 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Normally I find much to enjoy in the cut and paste 'mastery' (ahem) of the ninja movies produced by Joseph Lai and Godfrey Ho.

True, the enjoyment is usually derived in a mostly derivative manner i.e. laughing at just how bad the films actually are, but it is enjoyment nonetheless.

Sadly the movie reviewed here whilst certainly as dreadful on every front as all the others, is strangely lacking the usual, curious, 'so bad it's good' redeeming charm.

The original film into which the ninja segments have been spliced is intrinsically a love story surrounded by violence. It is admittedly rather poignant in it's message that love transcends physical beauty as demonstrated in this instance, when the two lovers in the film both become disfigured in different ways. However, the story does tend to meander and certainly drags rather badly.

So what of the ninja segments which are usually so highly enjoyable? ....Usually, but not so here.

The fight choreography, whilst normally very energetic in these movies, is strangely lazy and unimaginative. The dialogue to, which is normally always a source of much mirth, again is flat and moronic (in a BAD way) In fact, even the horrific looking Hawaian shirt Richard Harrison's character wears in this (and many of the other ninja outings) failed to brighten up the proceedings any!

My advice.....skip this movie, trust me, you'll thank me for it.


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