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BEST KICK ASS NINJA MOVIE EVER
on 20 March 2005
Back in the good old eighties when ninja movies were flying off the shelves at your local rental store, i discovered this.
I must have been around six when i first saw this movie after my grandfather renting it one Sunday afternoon.I loved it.This film has some of the best fight scenes i have ever seen in a martial arts movie.The sequel: the confrontation was even better.Parts 3,4,and 5 are not worth the light of day.
I strongly advise you purchase the Region 1 U.S. version of this film and its sequel(Parts 2 and 3 are in a double pack)as the uk versions are cut.Once again the bbfc strike (They do it just to p**s people off im sure).The bad thing here is that there are no extras on the dvd.But what do you expect from such an old film.
Michael Dudikoff plays the lead role as Joe Armstrong,a quiet loner who has lost his memory of the past and joins the us Rangers.Army trucks are being hijacked by ninjas and when Joe intervines a battle ensues with the help of a fellow soldier Curtis Jackson.Cue loads of fighting,Swordplay and Guns galore.
This film is pure action.Dudikoff never got the credit he deserved for this film and went on to play small roles.If you like this film then i recommend Avenging force(if you can get hold of a copy)The delta Force,Bloodsport and No retreat no surrender.All are available on D.V.D.