The Ninja are back! Brandishing swords and fists, leaping and kicking, wielding blow darts and explosives, they know a thousand ways to kill. Martial arts legend Sho Kosugi delivers a heart-pounding display of strength, speed and lethal Ninja know-how in this action-packed thriller that 'takes us back to the good old days of the kung fu extravaganza (Screen International). When a band of Ninja assassins slaughters the family of Cho Osaki (Kosugi), he flees to America in the hopeof building a new life. A former Ninja himself, Osaki tries to escape his deadly past but soon discovers he has become the pawn of a ruthless drug traffickeran American Ninja intent on killing anyone who crosses his path...including Osaki!
I attained this movie based on two things, my love for The Cannon Group and ninjas. I will say this that The Cannon Group produced many action movies in the 1980s. The American Ninja series was produced by The Cannon Group. So the fact that "Revenge of the Ninja" was produced by The Cannon Group and directed by Sam Firstenberg, who went on to direct both "American Ninja 1 & 2" just fueled my love for this flick. The plot is simple Cho Tanaka (Sho Kosugi) and his six year old … more