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Stories from the Trenches: New Marco Siedelmann book

Author Marco Sidelmann (The Untold, In-Depth, Outrageously True Story of Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment) is about to release a new book chronicling thirty years of filmmaking from filmmaker Sam Firstenberg, who is mostly recognized as one of the important in-house directors during the flamboyantly successful heyday of Cannon Group. The book itself is a collection of fresh, never-before-read interviews that begin before Firstenberg made box office hits like Revenge of the Ninja, Ninja III: The Domination, Breakin’ II: Electric Boogaloo, American Ninja, just to name a few. The interviews reveal the famed director’s origins and influences, including memories from his childhood growing up in Israel, his experiences as a film student in Los Angeles, and his early work as an assistant director and technician for...

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Stories From The Trenches: The Official Sam Firstenberg Book, from author Marco Siedelmann Lauunches Kickstarter Campaign!

Filmmaker Sam Firstenberg is mostly recognized as one of the important in-house directors during the outrageously successful heyday of the legendary Cannon Group. The journey of this interview collection starts even before he made his way to direct box office hits just like Revenge Of The Ninja, Ninja III: The Domination, Breakin‘ II: Electric Boogaloo, American Ninja, and several others. The conversations Siedelmann recorded with Sam are very thorough, and they shed light on his origins and influences, including childhood memories, private biographical chapters, his years as a film student in Los Angeles, the atmosphere he grew up around in Israel, and his early work as an assistant director and technician for people like Menahem Golan, Charles Band, Ephraim Kishon, Boaz Davidson, and many...

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‘The Ninja Trilogy’ Blu-ray Review

Enter the Ninja

The film that heralded the start of the ninja craze in the West, Enter the Ninja was one of many martial arts action films made by the uber-prolific producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus after they purchased Cannon Films in the late 70s.

Directed by Golan, Enter the Ninja tells the story of Cole (Franco Nero), a Westerner who is trained in the art of ninjitsu in Japan. Finishing his training he heads the Philippines to visit his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newlywed wife Mary Ann (Susan George), who are the owners of farm which is under attack from unscrupulous businessman Charles Venarius (Christopher George) because – unbeknownst to the Landers – there’s a huge oil deposit under their land! Of course having Franco Nero’s ninja on their side means that the Landers can easily see off Venarius’ henchmen. That is until he
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Blu-ray Review – The Ninja Trilogy (Enter The Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja, Ninja III: The Domination)

Enter The Ninja / Revenge of the Ninja / Ninja III: The Domination, 1981/1983/1985.

Directed by Menahem Golan and Sam Firstenberg.

Starring Sho Kosugi, Franco Nero, Lucinda Dickey, Susan George, Christopher George, Arthur Roberts, Jordan Bennett and James Hong.

Synopsis:

The three Ninja films produced by 1980’s low-budget kings Cannon Films that like many of the studio’s films have become cult hits since their initial release.

“Before Menahem, I didn’t and I bet that millions of people didn’t know the word ‘Ninja'” said Boaz Davidson in Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, 2015’s superb documentary on the crazy life and times of The Cannon Group, led by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yorum Globus. The duo has bought Cannon Films in 1979 and went on to make their mark on American cinema and pop – culture through the 1980’s before going bust in 1994. They introduced us to any wild films,
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Cannon’s Ninja Trilogy comes to UK from Eureka!

Eureka Entertainment have announced they are to release The Ninja Trilogy, a trio of crazed martial-arts classics from the 80s starring Sho Kosugi, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition in the UK on 18th January 2016.

The wild world of Cannon Films rarely became more delirious or influential than this trio of rollocking, crazed action classics. Beginning with Enter the Ninja, they spearheaded a craze for the titular martial-arts assassin that spiralled throughout the decade and beyond, but this eccentric trilogy still stands alone.

Enter the Ninja (featuring Franco Nero and Susan George) deals with a couple on oil-rich land in the Philippines under siege from a ruthless industrialist. Revenge of the Ninja moves to Salt Lake City, Utah, where Cho and his son Kane begin a new life after their family is killed in Japan. After opening a doll shop, a criminal betrayal leads to an almighty showdown. Ninja III: The Domination
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Cannon Films’ The Ninja Trilogy coming to UK Blu-ray in 2016

Eureka Entertainment, the British DVD and Blu-ray distributor, have today announced details of the upcoming release of The Ninja Trilogy. The three Ninja films that helped put 1980’s film company The Cannon Group on the map.

Pre-order The Ninja Trilogy Via Amazon UK

Set for release on January 18th, 2016, the set will include Enter The Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination. Full details below:

Enter the Ninja (1981)

Franco Nero plays a westerner initiated into the arts and life of a ninja. A wealthy farmer engages Nero’s services to defend him from the evil intentions of an oil baron and his band of thugs. Because he is an American, and good at his trade, he is hated by his Japanese rivals and the feet and fists start flying.

Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

Martial arts action thriller. After his family is killed by ninjas in his homeland of Japan,
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Blu-ray Review – Black Eagle (1988)

Black Eagle, 1988.

Directed by Eric Karson.

Starring Shô Kosugi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Doran Clark, Bruce French, Gene Davis and Vladimir Skomarovsky.

Synopsis:

A top CIA agent investigates a Us military plane that has crashed somewhere over Europe but comes face to face with Soviet agents operating in the area.

Much like the 1986 The Karate Kid knock-off No Retreat, No Surrender, Black Eagle wasn’t always a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie; it was a movie that just happened to feature The Muscles from Brussels, albeit briefly, in a secondary role and before he was a huge star. The real star of Black Eagle is Shô Kosugi, a name that may not mean much to those not into 1980s martial arts movie but to many the man is an action film legend, appearing in such Cannon Films classics as Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja and the hilariously naff yet brilliant Ninja III: The Domination.
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Old School Kung Fu Fest unveils roster

Old School Kung Fu Fest unveils roster
The Old School Kung Fu Fest, set to run from April 16-19 in New York, has announced its 14-film line-up including American Ninja 1 & 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Currently in its fifth year, the four-day event showcases the best martial arts and action films from 1960s through the 1980s.

This year’s special focus is ninja films. Other titles include black-and-white Shinobi No Mono Parts 1 & 2 and Cannon Films’ ninja trilogy of Enter The Ninja, Revenge Of The Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination.

Nonprofit Subway Cinema presents the festival and its programming team including Samuel Jamier, Rufus de Rham and Goran Topalovic curate the event.
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[Yuletide Terrors] Day 17: Blood Beat

Throughout the month of December, we will be highlighting a film a day that has some tie into the holiday somehow. Some titles will be obvious, others won’t be. Some films will be good and, again, others won’t be. However, we think all titles are worth your time whether to give you chills inside your home or to make you drink more eggnog until you puke laughing.

When Ted (James Fitzgibbons) comes home for Christmas he brings his new girlfriend Sarah (Claudia Peyton) with him. His sister and mom’s boyfriend seem to like her, but his mom (Helen Benton) stops dead in her tracks when they meet. Cathy has a gift, she’s able to read minds. To help control her ability, Cathy spends a lot of time painting. And something about Sarah has given her the chills. Cathy’s reaction has cast a pall on the Yuletide season.
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Top 10 Tuesday: Fantastic Fest 2014

Though it saddens to me say, Fantastic Fest 2014 has come to a close. Another year of movies and mayhem has ended and somehow the newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse is still standing – even if the crowds partied hard enough every night to make me expect the worse. Fantastic Fest has always shown the best genre films from around the world and this year was certainly no different. In fact, this year’s lineup featured an extraordinary array of bloody slashers, dark comedies, bizarre love stories, and crazy documentaries. Here’s my Top 10 Favorites From Fantastic Fest 2014!

Honorable Mentions:

The Tribe

The idea of a film without any dialogue or even a film score can be a tough sell for even a seasoned filmgoer like myself. So it really says something (no pun intended) that The Tribe soars as a unique storytelling experience that showcases pure and raw emotions. The film follows
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Fantastic Fest – A Look at the Film, Parties, and Chaos that Await in Austin

The best way to describe how I approach Fantastic Fest is like summer camp. It happens once a year. You get back together with old friends. Yet in this case, this non-traditional camp is for fans of the most bizarre, violent, horrific, and Fantastic movies you could imagine. And even still, Fantastic Fest is so much more. This will be more third time attending Fantastic Fest and We Are Movie Geeks fourth time covering the crazy events that take place in Austin every September. For eight days I will be immersed in a world that is unlike any other film festival I have ever attended. What other festival is going to feature events like an opening night food fight, a karaoke party, a “nerd rap throwdown,” and the signature event at the festival – Fantastic Debates (which includes a verbal debate followed by a literal boxing match). These are just a
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Arcades in Movies Supercut

This video supercut of "Arcades in Movies" was created by the Huffington Post. It features a lot of movies from mid-70s to the mid-90s, which was the golden age for arcades.

Back when I was a kid I wanted to own an arcade. I thought it would be such a fun job. Oh, how the times have changed. If I wanted to go to and arcade today, odds are I'd have to go to a Dave and Buster's.

Movies in the super cut via /Film:

Rancho Deluxe” (1975) “Jaws” (1975) “Jaws 2″ (1978) “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1978) “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) “Midnight Madness” (1980) “Bustin’ Loose” (1981) “Death Wish II” (1982) “Rocky III” (1982) “Tron” (1982) “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) “Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again” (1982) “The Toy” (1982) “Joysticks” (1983) “WarGames” (1983) “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (1983) “Strange Brew” (1983) “Nightmares” [segment 'Bishop of Battle'] (1983) “Never Say Never Again” (1983) “High School U.S.A.” (1983) “Rumble Fish” (1983) “Footloose” (1984) “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
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The Scream Cast – Episode 24: Ninja III

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, have special guests, throw out future Scream Factory release wish lists, and celebrity interviews.

In this week’s episode Brad and Sean cover the Cannon Films Supernatural Ninja classic Ninja III: The Domination, The guys also discuss the late Menahem Golan and the Cannon Films legacy as well as give their Top Ninja Movies list.

Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!

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Check out our review of Ninja III: The Domination right here.
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[Home Invasion] Blu-Ray & DVD Releases for June 11, 2013

Home Invasion is a weekly post every Tuesday which shows you what is being released on Blu-Ray & DVD today! We scoured through Amazon to bring you everything you might be interested in. Our Picks of the Week are releases that we are looking forward to checking out, have reviewed and/or were are Picks of the Week on the Dtb Podcast. All descriptions are courtesy of Amazon.com unless noted otherwise. If you are thinking about purchasing any of these items, by clicking via the links provided, you are supporting Dtb. Thank you!

This week on Blu-Ray & DVD we get new product from Severin Films, Shout! Factory, Drafthouse Films as well as some great TV Series.

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' and More

This week: James Franco plays the titular small-time magician turned wonderful wizard in "Oz the Great and Powerful," Sam Raimi's prequel to 1939's "The Wizard of Oz."

Also new this week is the action-horror flick "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, "Snitch" with Dwayne Johnson and the 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon."

'Oz the Great and Powerful'

Box Office: $233 million

Rotten Tomatoes: 60% Fresh

Storyline: Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is a self-described con man/circus magician with questionable ethics who gets whisked away by a tornado to the Land of Oz. There he meets three witches — Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) — who each have different agendas for the prophesized "wizard." Although Oscar doesn't possess the great powers they anticipated, he must quickly find out who is good or wicked and use
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‘Ninja III: The Domination’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Sho Kosugi, Jordan Bennett, David Chung, Dale Ishimoto, James Hong | Written by James R. Silke | Directed by Sam Firstenberg

After the body of a sexy bouffant-haired telephone maintenance engineer – who is also and aerobics instructor on the side – is possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja, she begins systematically killing (using her new-found ninja skills of course) the officers responsible for the ninja’s death and can only be stopped by another ninja!

One of the campest, yet coolest, of the 80s ninja movies, Ninja lll mixes the becoming played-out at the time Ninja genre with something akin to The Exorcist in a film that epitomises all that is great about 80s B-movie cinema and all that was great about Golan-Globus and Cannon Films, whose demise, in my opinion, has left a huge blot of the movie landscape.

Like many movies of the 80s, Ninja lll
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Scream Factory Reveal 'The Howling' Artwork, Disc Details

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Scream Factory Reveal 'The Howling' Artwork, Disc Details
We previously reported that Scream Factory (the genre-friendly arm of video distributor Shout! Factory) was preparing to roll out a new DVD/Blu-Ray Collector's edition of Joe Dante's 1981 werewolf classic The Howling this summer, and today you can see what waits inside – and outside – that package. To begin with, just drink in this new poster art, which not only adorns the cover, but is also packaged with the DVD/Blu bundle as a mini-poster. Now on to the contents... The Howling Blu-ray/DVD bundle contains the following supplements: Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Actors Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo Unleashing the Beast: The Making of The Howling Multi-Part Documentary Deleted Scenes And Outtakes The Making of a Monster: Inside The Howling Documentary Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look at the Film’s Locations Photo Gallery Theatrical Trailers

The Blu-ray/DVD bundle and the stand-alone DVD
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More Shrieks Coming from The Scream Factory - Dead Souls, The Howling and Ninja III: The Domination

We don't know about you cats but we are proud to live in a world in which Ninja III: The Domination can see the light of day in a high quality extras loaded Blu-ray release. Oh, Scream Factory... how we love you!

From the Press Release

It’s time to unleash the beast within and join the pack as Scream Factory™ is proud to present the ferocious 1981 classic The Howling Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 18, 2013. Directed by legendary filmmaker Joe Dante (Gremlins) and written by John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless, this massive cult hit is based on the popular novel by Gary Brandner. The all-star cast includes Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo), Patrick MacNee (The Avengers, A View to a Kill), Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore), Christopher Stone (Cujo), Belinda Balaski (Piranha), Kevin McCarthy (Innerspace), John Carradine (The Twilight Zone), Slim Pickens (Dr. Strangelove), Elisabeth Brooks
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Release Details for the Blu-ray/DVD Collector’s Edition of The Howling

Scream Factory announced the release date and bonus features for their upcoming Blu-ray/DVD Collector’s Edition of The Howling. We also have details on two other upcoming Scream Factory titles, Dead Souls and Ninja III: The Domination.

“It’s time to unleash the beast within and join the pack as Scream Factory™ is proud to present the ferocious 1981 classic The Howling Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 18, 2013. Directed by legendary filmmaker Joe Dante (Gremlins) and written by John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless, this massive cult hit is based on the popular novel by Gary Brandner. The all-star cast includes Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo), Patrick MacNee (The Avengers, A View to a Kill), Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore), Christopher Stone (Cujo), Belinda Balaski (Piranha), Kevin McCarthy (Innerspace), John Carradine (The Twilight Zone), Slim Pickens (Dr. Strangelove), Elisabeth Brooks (Deep Space) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager
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New York Can Get Its Ninja On June 9th

Why do New Yorkers need to attend the double bill of Enter The Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination presented at 92Y on June 9th? I believe this synopsis of Ninja III should explain that for you:Ninja III: The Domination is the best movie you'll ever see about an aerobics instructor who gets possessed by the spirit of evil ninja and is forced to kill the policemen responsible for his death.Just go, yeah? Ticket information is here....
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