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Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

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An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman's body.

Director:

Sam Firstenberg

Writer:

James R. Silke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shô Kosugi ... Yamada
Lucinda Dickey ... Christie
Jordan Bennett Jordan Bennett ... Billy Secord
David Chung ... Black Ninja
Dale Ishimoto ... Okuda
James Hong ... Miyashima
Bob Craig Bob Craig ... Netherland
Pamela Ness Pamela Ness ... Alana
Roy Padilla Roy Padilla ... Winslow
Moe Mosley Moe Mosley ... Pickwick
John LaMotta John LaMotta ... Case
Ron Foster Ron Foster ... Jiminez
Steven Lambert ... Pilot (as Steve Lambert)
Earl W. Smith ... Jefferson (as Earl Smith)
Carver Barnes Carver Barnes ... Nicholson
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Storyline

The body of a sexy aerobics instructor is invaded by the evil spirit of a dying ninja. At first, changes in her behavior is limited to having strange interactions with an arcade game, doing sexy things with V8 juice, and being attracted to an unusually hairy police officer. But soon enough, she's systematically killing, ninja-style, the officers responsible for the ninja's death, and can only be stopped by another ninja! Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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He's the ultimate killer, she's the perfect weapon. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den sorte ninja See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,727,546, 16 September 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,610,785
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The police station scenes were shot at an actual police station. See more »

Goofs

When the evil ninja is killed at the end of the movie, he falls on his back. When the camera goes back to show him dead he is suddenly on his left side. See more »

Quotes

Black Ninja: You fool! You can not stop me! I am the ninja! No one, nothing can stop me!
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut by 1 min 12 secs for its UK cinema release to remove all footage of metal throwing stars. All cuts were waived for the 2015 video release. See more »


Soundtracks

What Kind Of Boy Is This?
Performed by Leza Miller
Music and lyrics by David Powell (as Dave Powell)
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Campy Martial Arts
11 September 2006 | by guyinrubbersuitSee all my reviews

I remember catching this movie on one of the Showtime channels. What stood out for me is that this movie takes place entirely in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm from there so I spot the locales easily.

Regardless, a ninja kills a scientist, because they wear yellow sweaters and golf, who is pursued by the police. It takes about half the police force to take him down and when they do eventually kill him, there are no discernible bullet wounds. His spirit lives on however when a woman finds her and touches his katana.

From then on, she periodically gets possessed and kills the police officers who killed the original ninja. Then another ninja from Japan comes to kill the evil ninja. This might be a plot device from the previous two films, or perhaps a plot hole. All I know is that this movie is very campy, bad and entertaining. This is something to watch with a tub of popcorn, and several friends and give it the MST3K treatment.


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