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Diamond Ninja Force (1988)

We begin with Shô Kosugi demonstrating the use of a katana, saying nothing about the film he is introducing. When Gordon is taking his girlfriend's picture in Hong Kong, several Caucasian ... See full summary »

Director:

Godfrey Ho

Writers:

AAV Creative Unit (story), Godfrey Ho
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Harrison ... Ninja Master Gordon
Melvin Pitcher Melvin Pitcher ... Kogan's Henchman
Andy Chworowsky Andy Chworowsky ... Kogan's Henchman (as Andy Chorowsky)
Pierre Tremblay Pierre Tremblay ... Kogan's Henchman
Clifford Allen Clifford Allen ... Kogan's Henchman (as Clifford Allan)
Maria Francesca Maria Francesca ... Lori
Tao Chiang ... Kogan (as Donald Kong)
Curtis Yao Curtis Yao ... George
Yolanda Chang Yolanda Chang ... Fanny
Lucas Kam Lucas Kam
Yang Tan Yang Tan ... Firecracker (as Larry Hung)
Yuan Yi ... Magic Chan (as Yick Yuen)
Billy Pang Billy Pang
Peter Leung Peter Leung
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We begin with Shô Kosugi demonstrating the use of a katana, saying nothing about the film he is introducing. When Gordon is taking his girlfriend's picture in Hong Kong, several Caucasian thugs led by a Chinese man, Kogan, threaten her, so he beats them up. Elsewhere, Bernard Wong pays his workers extra money to continue digging his land after discovering human bones. The thugs are members of the Black Ninja Clan, whose dead are buried on Wong's site. One of their operatives strangles Gordon's girlfriend, believing she knows where Gordon has hidden the Golden Ninja statue that apparently gives him power and won't say, while another hires Ghost Ninja, a beautiful witch dressed in white to kill Wong, his daughter Fanny, her husband George, and her son, Bobo, for three million dollars. Fanny is frightened by a cat in the house upon move-in, and the Black Ninja leader keeps swinging her sword to hallucinate frogs jumping to their deaths out of her refrigerator and her soup ladle turning ... Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <scottandrewhutchins@yahoo.com>

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A nightmare of deception and evil...

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Edited from "Demon's Apartment" (1985). See more »

Connections

Edited from Ban ye san geng gui nao fang (1985) See more »

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DiamondNinjaForce
29 September 2020 | by gavcrimsonSee all my reviews

...the film for you if you're the person who walked out of 'Poltergeist' thinking that film would have been much better had the house been built on an ancient ninja burial ground rather than an Indian one...included a sub-plot about ninjas feuding over a statue of the golden ninja warrior...featured characters called Fanny and Bobo...stolen Jimmy Page music from the Death Wish 2 soundtrack...and starred Richard Harrison as Gordon, striking fear into the hearts of his enemies with his ninja skills, excessive use of eye liner and Garfield telephone. Fear not, what Hollywood got wrong, Godfrey Ho put right with Diamond Ninja Force. "there are no ghosts...only ghost ninjas!!!!"

Will Gordon be able to help rid the family of their ninja ghosts? propably not since the Richard Harrison footage was- as per usual- added to a film made a few years earlier ('Demon's Apartment' from 1985). Thanks to the wonders of editing though, he does regularly call them up on his Garfield phone to see how they are getting on.

Diamond Ninja Force is 'sort of' a sequel to Ho's Ninja Terminator, with Harrison defending the same ninja statue, living in the same apartment, using the same phone and with Harrison's real life wife Maria Francesca once again playing his onscreen spouse. The only spanner in the works that prevents this from being an official sequel is that Harrison's Ninja Terminator character was called Harry whereas here he is Gordon, but then again continuity was never a Godfrey Ho strong point.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Ninja See more »

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IFD Films and Arts See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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