"A ninja does not betray his destiny. You will die."
R C from United States
28 August 2010
These are lines uttered by the antagonistic ninja played by Sho Kosugi
(Revenge of the Ninja) in this episode of The Master, a dose of classic
television kitsch from the 1980s, that golden decade of ninja schlock.
Western star Lee Van Cleef is miscast but still cool as the only
occidental American ever to be trained as a ninja. He's returned to the
U.S. to locate a long-lost daughter and along the way he meets
freewheeling, van-driving Timothy Van Patten (notable as the scariest
punk in Class of 1984), joining him in combating an evil real estate
developer (Clu Gulager from Return of the Living Dead) looking to put
up a mall on Demi Moore's father's land.
Fast-paced, easy-going viewing, and fun in innocuous 80s fashion, the
show features exotic ninja weapons, the expected ninja wisdom, and the
absolutely obligatory scenes of ninja martial arts training. For the
curious, this episode is included in Mill Creek's Ninja Assassins DVD
10-Pack along with some other glorious ninja crapola.
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