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Ninja Masters -- When a martial arts instructor is recruited as a bodyguard for a high-power couple, her first day on the job doesn't go as planned when they are attacked and kidnapped.
Ninja Masters --  Mandy slaves away at two jobs struggling to support her family while dreaming about resurrecting her father's martial arts academy, a once famous school now forgotten since an accident took his leg.
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1 May 2009 (China) See more »
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Mandy slaves away at two jobs struggling to support her family while dreaming about resurrecting her father's martial arts academy, a once famous school now forgotten since an accident took his leg. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Luxia Jiang ... Nie Yi Yi - the Wushu Trainer
Sam Lee ... Chung Tin - the Bodyguard
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Ho Kwun - the Businessman
Peggy Tseng ... Susan - the Businessman's Wife
Wanja Götz ... Fighter in the Kitchen

Kane Kosugi ... Song Li Shan - Ho Kwun's Partner

Mike Möller ... Hip-hop Fighter
Andy Taylor ... Fighter
Eskindir Tesfay ... Kala

Courtney Wu ... Drunk Guest at Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au

Directed by
Xin Xin Xiong 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sunny Chan  screenplay (as Wing-Sun Chan)

Produced by
Shu Gei Chan .... producer
Joe Ma .... producer
Andy Taylor .... stunt double
Andy Taylor .... stunt performer
Andy Taylor .... stunt rigger

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Also Known As:
"Zhang wu shuang" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Hong Kong:IIB | Singapore:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46735)
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No ninjas, no story, just a heap of prolonged fighting scenes..., 19 August 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

"Ninja Masters"? This title was so off that it was painful to bear witness to. There were no ninjas in this movie whatsoever. This title was so misleading and poorly chosen that it was bad on so many levels. A movie title like "The Game" would have been much more in tune with the movie.

The story in "Ninja Masters" is about Nie Yi Yi (played by Luxia Jiang) who goes to Hong Kong with her childhood sweetheart Chung Tin (played by Sam Lee), where she is to work as a bodyguard. But when the ones she is meant to protect are abducted, Nie Yi Yi finds herself in a cruel game of arranged fights for money.

Storywise, then "Ninja Masters" was rubbish. The storyline was so simple that you could keep up with it even with your eyes closed. It was predictable to every step and aspect, and the story is something that has been seen before in many other movies. Not impressive, not great.

However, what managed to keep this movie afloat was the fight scenes. Luxia Jiang is definitely one to keep an eye out for, because she really impressed with her athletics and martial arts in this movie. Sure, the fight scenes tended to drag on too long and take up too much time, and let's face it, no one can sustain such beatings as they did in the movie and still be standing. But still, it was action-packed and full of good moves.

Personally, I think Sam Lee was rather poorly cast for this movie, because his usual pseudo-comedy styled acting was really misplaced in this movie, and it just brought a level of immaturity to the movie that it could have done well without. I am not saying that Sam Lee is a bad actor, as he is fun to watch in Hong Kong comedies, but not in a martial arts movie like this.

And why do movie companies in 2009 still opt to release movies with an English dubbed feature? Seriously, try checking out the dubbed version. It is without a doubt the worst dubbing job I have witnessed. Not only was it done without any heart, soul or interest in the movie at all, but it also sounded like it was done by two or three people sitting around at home with a cassette recorder. It was just awful. Movies are meant to be watched and experienced in the language they are filmed, produced and released. Dubbing is so 1980's!

"Ninja Masters" was far from impressive. And the extended fight scenes couldn't salvage this train wreck of a movie. If you enjoy Asian martial arts movies, then there are far better ones available. The only reason I could think of for anyone to watch this, it would be for the showcasing of Luxia Jiang's skills.

The 4 out of 10 stars rating I am giving "Ninja Masters" is solely because of Luxia Jiang's martial arts performance, and because this is a Hong Kong movie.

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