Posted On:10/02/2008 8:36am
Everyone knows about American Ninja and The Octagon. But in the 80's there were even cheaper and more ridiculous movies produced by a guy called Godfrey Ho. These movies featured guys you've never heard of in pink and yellow ninja costumes that have headbands on that say "ninja" on them. It's good that they had that headband because sometimes the identity of a guy in a mask and tabi backflipping out of a tree can be ambiguous. Special effects consisted of "play the footage in reverse" and "stop the camera, run off set, get changed and start it again." For your enjoyment, the golden age of obscure ninja movies, Richard Harrison.
YouTube - The Power Of Ninjutsu (1988) Fight 01
YouTube - The Power Of Ninjutsu (1988) Fight 2
these movies always ended in stupid and nonsensical ways too:
YouTube - ninja terminator - final fight scene
YouTube - The Power Of Ninjutsu (1988) End Scene
YouTube - Ninjutsu
YouTube - NINJA : SILENT ASSASSIN * Final Battle
Posted On:10/02/2008 8:54am
yea those were lame. I personaly prefer revenge of the ninja or any sho kosugi(spelling??) ninja movies.
Posted On:10/02/2008 8:56am
Style: MMA + Harmonica
Aww ****. This **** is the cool ****.
Posted On:10/02/2008 9:01am
Australian ninja proficient in boomerang!
I'd like to leave this world like I came into it: Screaming, naked & covered in someone else's blood
Posted On:10/02/2008 10:48am
Style: Muay Thai (BJJ hiatus)
So it's films like this that we have to thank for Ashida Kim
" The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus
" I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace
"Besides, as you might already know (from Virus, for example) - there's only 1 wing chun and it sucks big time" - Tonuzaba
"Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101
"That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp
Posted On:10/02/2008 11:04am
Style: Hillbilly Judo
If you've watched all these clips you've actually seen all you need to see. I have the dubious honor of having seen a lot of these, and trust me, they're excruciating. Oh the 1980s ninja craze, was I ever that young?
With that being said, no matter how old I get or how often they're debunked on this site, a small part of me will always think ninjas are awesome.
I'm sorry, "badical"
Posted On:10/02/2008 11:13am
Why is that asshole in the first clip working out in a playground. He probably has a pocket full of Starburst and a van parked nearby. I think the white ninja is actually the hero of this piece.
Posted On:10/02/2008 11:30am
Okay, so in the third clip, before the red ninja leaves, he says something about the "ninja empire".
Tell me the location of the the ninja empire!
Side note: Turns out I share a birthday with Richard Harrison.
Posted On:10/02/2008 11:33am
Style: BJJ, judo, boxing
Does the guy actually say "ninjer empire" at 4:49 in the third clip? Awesome.
Posted On:10/02/2008 12:02pm
Style: Mixed-Up Martial Arts
Where do they disappear to when they vanish????? A "Ninja Dimension"
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