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    Sho Kosugi's Ninja Theatre: Challenge The Ninja

    Has anyone seen "Challenge The Ninja"? It's a low budget film hosted by Sho Kosugi.

    It's a really bad film, but its claim to fame is that there's a white guy in it who looks vaguely like Ashida Kim who is a ninja. He wears a camo ninja suit and a headband that says "NINJA" on it.

    He keeps killing these other evil ninjas in black who say things like, "You're a good ninja!"


    It's simultaneously boring and trippy. Amazing to watch if you can find it.
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    #2
    Thanks for ruining my night, I'm gonna spend all night looking for a place to buy it :D I'll have to ask my buddy the name for that ninja porno he found.
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      #3
      "Challenge of the Ninja" (circa :1986) ???

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        #4
        Is it labeled as "Sho Kosugi's Ninja Theater"?
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          #5
          No. I checked IMDB.com and found a "Challenge of the Ninja" from 1986. Directed by Godfrey Ho, and starring Bruce Baron (whoever the fuck that is) as "Marc the Ninja". LOL

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            #6
            According to Sho Kosugi's official website, "Ninja Theatre" came out in 1986. So perhaps you could run a search on "Ninja Theatre".
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              #7
              Found this:

              In Hong Kong, as the Ninja craze became popular in the United States, a producer was ready to tackle his own ninja films. Joseph Lai and his IFD Film and Arts Limited, a Hong Kong-based company, took American and British-born actors and created ninja scenes with them while using these scenes to clash with unfinished or at times, finished Korean or Filipino films. The most exploited of the American actors included Richard Harrison and Bruce Baron. Films like Zombie vs. Ninja (Dir. Godfrey Ho, 1987), Ninja in Action (Dir. Tommy Cheng, 1987), and CHALLENGE THE NINJA (Dir. Godfrey Ho, 1986) were made from 1985-1989. Meanwhile, back in Hollywood, Cannon released another popular series involving Ninja. IN 1985, after Sho Kosugi left Cannon, Menahem Golan unleashed American Ninja, the breakout film for action star Michael Dudikoff. Mike Stone, who wrote the story for Enter the Ninja, trained Dudikoff for his fights and even doubled for him in the finale against the Black Star Ninja. When the sequel was released in 1987, Stone played Ninja villain Tojo Ken and fought Dudikoff himself. Dudikoff did not return for American Ninja III: Blood Hunt (Dir. Cedric Sundstrom, 1989) in 1989 and was replaced by martial artist and actor David Bradley. The two American Ninjas did team up a year later for American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (Dir. Cedric Sundstrom, 1990) and Bradley went solo for the final installment, 1993's American Ninja 5 (Dir. Bobby Jean Leonard, 1993).

              So the one I posted seems like its the one your looking for:

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                #8
                Yeah, it must be.

                BTW, I thought Dudikoff did a good job in those fight scenes. I always figured he had some kind of classical jujutsu background. If he just picked his movements up "on the fly" he did so pretty nicely.

                Frankly, he had a *much* better screen presence than did Bradley.
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                  #9
                  Review of the movie found here:

                  http://www.cityonfire.com/hkfilms/cd...etheninja.html

                  Exerpts of review: is unapologetically '80s, right down to the velcro shoes and "ninja" headbands...Baron, who "starred" in "Ninja Destroyer," returns as a cop who just happens to be a ninja on the side...Bruce Baron is harmless looking. He's got googly eyes, a bushy moustache, and the scrawny build of a long-distance runner...the movie gets off to a hilarious start. Baron just happens to be walking along the street when he sees, in broad daylight, a fully-costumed ninja mugging a businessman. You know times are tough when even ninjas must resort to old-fashioned muggings. Baron magically dons his own ninja costume (which is a K-Mart camouflage) and finishes the ninja off with a "masterful" stroke of his sword. Now, here comes the greatest line in this movie, and possibly one of the greatest kung-fu lines of all time: before collapsing, the criminal ninja screams at Baron: "You're a damn good ninja!"

                  SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE A WINNAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What do I get??? :)

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                    #10
                    Yeah, that's the film. Note also the vague resemblance to Ashida Kim that I had mentioned...skinny with a bushy moustache.
                    Lone Wolf McQuade Final Fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmrDe_mYUXg

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