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He was a good looking kid...
on 14 November 2013
After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life.
He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls.
When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for the ultimate battle he has ever been involved in....
To the movie snob, you know those people who think they know everything about film because they own The 400 Blows, will laugh this movie out of the shop.
But while the film offers nothing new, it has a wealth of great stuff going for it, and its one of the better Ninja movies of the eighties. Ninja movies in the eighties were as common as Vampire movies today.
Its unintentionally hilarious, and its all the better for it. From a back flipping Granny, to the best thing in the film, a fight in the park with the Village People, which lasts nearly as long as the fist fight in They Live, the film is never boring.
I does have many flaws though. The bad up wears a mask whenever he is fighting, because they probably couldn't find a stunt double that looked like him, and Kosugi isn't the best actor in the world (although he has great hair).
But for all its flaws, it has really good set pieces, and stunts. The final siege is pretty remarkable stuff, and the sub plot involving the mafia and strangely, a Red Indian, is hilarious.
So all in all, its not for everyone, but if you are a fan of the eighties, and especially Cannon movies, you will lap this up.
Plus, its the best movie ever made where a chap dressed up as a cowboy is getting beat up in a park, and his false moustache keeps coming loose.