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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Smith
Bruce Baron
Sorapong Chatree ...
(archive footage) (as Sorapong Chatri)
Anne Aswatep
Pedro Massobrio ...
(as Pedro Ernyes)
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(as Payak Chang)


A twenty year old feud between Ronald, a benevolant village leader and Roger, an evil tyrant, leaves Ronald dead and Roger running the village with an evil bunch of ruffians. Ronald's three children have been split up and are now young adults. Jimmy, the eldest, has been in training for 20 years to extract revenge upon his father's killer and retain control of the village. Meanwhile, evil Ninja leader Victor has stolen the Black Ninja Warrior from Charles, the new leader of the Red Ninjas. Charles sets out to recapture the Black Ninja Warrior and prevent Victor from stealing the Gold Ninja Warrior. Jimmy heads for the village to get Roger as Charles begins his quest to find and destroy Victor. Jimmy has doubts: will he take back the village, will he be re-united with his brother and sister and will he deal with Roger? But Charles is confident that his good Ninja powers will defeat the evil power. The final battle is between good and evil, right and wrong, Ninja clans and justice. Written by Anonymous

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Martial arse
27 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Is the Ultimate Ninja the Ultimate Godfrey Ho ninja film? Well, no (that would be Ninja Terminator, but then again I think there's about 40,000 other films with the word 'Ninja' in it that Ho released in 1986, so I might be wrong).

This one (like all the others) has good ninjas versus bad ninjas fighting over the black ninja model (looks like an action man, but I'm probably too inferior to understand the way of the ninja) every twenty minutes while some obscure Eastern kung-fu flick unfolds. Hey - I'm no expert on this kind of high art, I can only be thankful that Poundland deemed me worthy enough to sell this stuff.

The non-ninja plot involves some guy who's dad was killed in a confusing flashback heralded by the line "He's a great athlete - pity his dad is dead" wanting to get revenge on some guys. There's also another guy who works in a café that might be related to him, and a sister, and some other people. I'll confess here - I've watched Derek Jarman's Blue, The Three Colours trilogy, and most of Greenaway's works, but nothing prepared me for The Ultimate Ninja's allegory on the human condition. What Ho is saying to us here that we may envelope ourselves in modernity (represented here by the ninjas enveloped in stupid ninja headbands) but there's nothing technological and sociological progress can do to someone trying to kick you in the face. The sheer intellectual liminal text juxtaposed with the subliminal-text (you're closest friend may be the person trying to hack you to pieces with an axe)was too much for my brain, which went into shut down and only awoke to see a ninja battle in a picnic area.

Godfrey Ho provides us mere mortals with shafts of shattered rainbow which we can only sift through, looking for answers. Yesterday's Ho film is tomorrow's Corn Flakes, and only today can stroke it's chin, assemble a Golden Ninja Warrior with it's mind, and say "We will never know the real truth".


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