Ninja: Shadow of a Tear 2014

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Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty) returns as Casey Bowman, who is now the sensei of a successful dojo, married to the beautiful Namiko (Mika Hijii), and expecting their first baby. But when Casey returns home one day to find someone has brutally killed Namiko and their unborn child, bereft, Casey has only one thing left to live for??_Revenge.

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1 hour, 34 minutes

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Genres Action & Adventure
Director Isaac Florentine
Studio lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Dvd Info.
Region 2, Running time 97 minutes approx.

Trivia.
1)Kane Kosugi is the son of legendary martial artist actor Sho Kosugi.
2)Director Isaac Florentine directed the first Ninja movie which also starred Scott Adkins & The Shepard:Boarder Patrol with JCVD that also co-starred Scott Adkins.
3)JCVD & Scott Adkins have appeared currently in four movies together, Assassination Games, The Shepard: Boarder Patrol, Universal Soldier Day Of Reckoning & Expendables 2.

Synopsis.
Ninja master Casey Bowman now teaches in his former masters Dojo & has married Namako the daughter of his former teacher Takeda who is now pregnant with there first child.

But Caseys world is torn upside down when his wife Namiko is murdered leaving Casey heartbroken & consumed by grief & rage sets about tracking down his wifes murderer which may have a connection with another murder as visiting his friend Nakabura in Bangkok who also runs a Dojo, Casey discovers one of Kakaburas student's was murdered in the same way as Casey's wife.

Nakabura tells Casey that these murders could be a vendetta on Casey's former master Takeda & his father as the killings are a calling card of this particular killer & drug lord who lives in Myanmar.

Casey set's about tracking down this fearsome advisory using his skills in the art of Ninjitsu but it won't be as easy as he first thought as Casey discovers in a unexpected twist that you can trust no-one.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is a excellent made Ninja B'movie starring Scott Adkins reprising his role of Casey Bowman.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Simon on 10 Sept. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Casey Bowman, the Westerner who was raised in a Dojo that trains Ninjas in Japan, is now in charge of the Dojo and married to Namiko, the daughter of his teacher, Takeda and is expecting a child. One day Namiko is killed in a gruesome manner and Casey is heartbroken. Nakabura, a former student at the Dojo who now has his own Dojo in Bangkok asks Casey to visit him. Casey decides he needs to get away goes to Bangkok. While there one of Nakabura's students is killed in the same manner that Namiko was killed. That's when Nakabura tells him that he thinks a man who has a vendetta against Takeda and his father might the one who killed them because the manner is his calling card. He tells Casey that he is a drug lord in Myanmar and Casey goes to find him but it won't easy cause he is feared there.

Well directed throughout, solid acting all round, well cheographed fight scenes and stunts. Though Ninja Shadow of a Tear is on a small budget, all of the aforementioned problems are fixed. The movie is completely without shaky cam and quick editing. The plot is very simple and it doesn't try to be anything else other than a great action movie. And finally, the incredible Scott Adkins and the amazing stunt team put in some amazing fights and there are whole assemblage of classic weapons used too which is cool.

Overall a great sequel to the original a must see!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gkeaney on 1 Sept. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Nothing fancy but for a fighting flick it definitely entertains. The story is fairly weak and predictable to say the least, but having some threadbare plot at least gives poor Scott some rest between the constant action set pieces.

Given the cast and budget, at least its not building up much hope in the end result so you really do get what you pay for. Also considering the amount of titles out there highlighting 'Ninja' in the titles its tough to stand out; 'Shadow of a Tear' is a bit of a lame addition, but I don't want to be petty and mark down based on title!

For Scott Adkins fans, it is one of his best bits of work.
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By Richard Morton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 Feb. 2015
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Whilst this flick will likely appeal to true fans of the genre, I couldn't get on board with it unfortunately. It's not terrible by any stretch but just underwhelming.

The story picks up from the first "Ninja" film with the lead character Casey settling into wedded bliss with a kid on the way. That lasts all of about five minutes before tragedy strikes. Now Casey must do a bit of soul searching before hitting the road to take some violent revenge and retribution - Ninja style.

Scott Adkins as Casey looks the part and he's got all the tools but he certainly isn't gonna win any Oscars. He's not aided here by a laboured script and stilted dialogue. The plots pretty bare bones stuff and a latter twist seems sadly predictable. This type of thing is always going to be judged largely on its fight scenes and these are frequent, solid and entertaining but are rarely particularly inventive of memorable.

Overall then, this wasn't really for me but it clearly has its fans elsewhere.
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This film was actually quite bad: I was expecting a reasonably good movie looking at the cast but at times it was so predictable and badly acted it almost went "Clunk". Don't get me wrong: I've seen so many so called "Hong Kong Legends" through the years I have a thick skin and quite enjoy badly dubbed chop socky spectaculars; it's just that my expectations were high and the tears I shed watching this film were real. This film was made on the cheap and you can tell from the script. I saw the original "Ninja" film and this is nowhere near as good (and that film was no classic, but maybe compared to this one it is)
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