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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.

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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 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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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

In this final film for this trilogy, there have been different styled Ninja villains and good Ninjas in different uniform styles and fighting techniques. In Enter The Ninja, Hasegawa (played by Sho Kosgui) was an Evil Black Ninja while Cole (played by Franco Nero) was an honorable White Ninja. Hasegawa was a more traditional samurai warrior while Cole was an advanced student who respected the Ninja code. In Revenge of the Ninja, Brayden (played by Arthur Roberts and stuntman Steven Lambert) is an evil American Ninja using an Japanese silver devil mask dressed in sheer black and Cho (also played by Kosgui) also wore black but featuring the emblem of his family credo over his heart which is a swan in a circle. Brayden was as perfect an assassin as Cho due to his training in Japan which was not known to Cho personally as he played the rather tough but naive American, which made him alot deadlier in this sense along with the fact that he was a ruthless drug trafficker and Cho was more honorable and in keeping with the Ninja and family traditions on exacting revenge. In this film, the evil Black Ninja (played by David Chung) wears Grey with black covering his mouth as does the possessed Christie, when he commits his revenge through her and Yamada (again played by Kosgui) wears his traditional black ninja uniform without covering his face. The evil Black Ninja was claimed to be the deadliest of all ninjas due to the fact that he was involved with black magic which also explains why he was able to transfer his soul into Christie first via his sword and then completely take her over using her video game machine possessing her using the colored lights and swarms of images hitting her body. See more »

Goofs

When Billy confronts Christie as she steps out of the shower (after the massacre at the cemetery) she has a huge ugly bruise over her right eye. She attacks Billy and leaves, going to the old temple. She gets there, fights the good ninja and passes out. When Billy finds her and pulls off the ninja hood, the huge bruise is gone, all in the shade of about an hour. 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 »

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Love Bites
Performed by Sally Zapula
Music and lyrics by David Powell (as Dave Powell)
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For a guy with a hairy back, he sure takes his shirt off a lot
9 February 2006 | by Martini_BoySee all my reviews

After seeing this movie, I have no choice but to write a review in the hopes that there are others like me out there who were blown away by the rocket fueled ninja action and white hot sexual titillation that is Ninja III: The Domination.

We all know that Sho Kosugi rocks. That is a given, but how about Jordan Bennett's ultra macho interpretation of his character police officer "Billy Secord"? Bravo Mr. Bennett, bravo. You prove early on, while trying to seduce the buxom Christie (played to perfection by one Miss Lucinda Dickey of Breakin' fame)that you are not afraid to take chances on your craft. I particularly enjoyed how you do not feel the need to step in and attempt to help her as 4 thugs try to rape her outside her gym. Oh you could have helped sure, but by standing there and watching you let her know who was boss. Secord will wear the pants in this relationship. I also enjoyed how Mr. Bennett was not afraid to repeatedly take off his shirt or wear the wife-beater tank top despite his gorilla like shoulders and back. Back and shoulder hair are hot and Secord knows it. And How about Lucinda Dickey? All I can say is "KABOOM" - I see a sex bomb getting ready to explode. She's got all the right moves as both a temptress and a martial arts whiz. The chemistry behind Dickey and Bennett is what makes this movie tick. You'd think she would hate him because he's kind of a cheesy jerk, but no my friends. The animal magnetism is too strong to resist, and they bond like crazy glue. Sho Kasugi is not as prominent as you might think, though still a main character, which is fine by me because all I wanted was more Bennett and Dickey. He does seem to wear a lot of eye makeup which was nice to see. The special effects? Wow. That is all I can say. I will not give away the ending but let's just say it will not disappoint. I love Ninja III: The domination, and can only hope that there is a Ninja 4. I give it a 5 out of 5 throwing stars. disappoint.


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