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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:56 pm 


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That's an awful lot of pressure to put on Ghosts of Mars. Just saying.


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... I'll admit a little bit of it was my lack in faith of IMDB. 5/10, effectively a 0 out of 5 on the five point scale, I couldn't imagine Johnny doing so poorly even putting in minimum effort.


Wasn't this around the time JOHN CARPENTERS VAMPIRES came out? I remember thinking "Woof woof! Movie man name am on VHS box, must see other box w/ movie man name!" And enjoying the whole slate of late 70s/early 80s JC GOLD. Halloween, Escape NY, The Thing, Big Trouble, Prince of Darkness, unf unf me am smart and distinctive young film buff. Image No, MOM, the bit where the hooker gets strangled with her panties is SOPHISTICATED ARTFORM :O

And then WANTING 2 KILL MY SELF because I felt like he was deliberately being bad for my burgeoning generation. 3; A bit like all the rad metal bands trying to kickstart their flagging 90s fortunes. I had that much faith in ICE T. 3;

"Virtual XI sees Maiden back to their electrif-" I hope whoever wrote those liner notes tripped and fell on a Flying V, and its headstock did not merely cause a nasty bruise but cartoonishly punched straight through their ribcage and out their back. Like in a horror move. :evil:
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Oi, that cover to Vampires is something else, definitely on par with Mars' Ghosts. Did they not want anyone to want to watch their movie? The people on the cover don't even look like they want to be in the movie.

The cover to Poultrygeist is definitely a thing of high art in comparison. It's the kind of thing that makes you say "regrettably, I feel like I should go see this movie probably."

Still sore Google banned Troma's channel. It's a bit hard to swallow they did so in "decorum and good taste" when they're selling their movies on Youtube. Probably had a lot more to do with how they were just giving away their product for free, for people to watch. With their eyes.


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Wasn't this around the time JOHN CARPENTERS VAMPIRES came out?


I will fully admit to having a psychotic break-like disbelief at how bad Vampires was, except that EFLA was also bad (to me) and only saved by the actors (contrary to what some might argue).

By the time GFM came out, I had learned my lesson, but watched it anyway. It's definitely a state-of-mind kind of movie. It's about the effect of John Cale's (from the velvet underground) album Sabotage.

Trust me, you don't want to go there either; unless you're in a very particular hole of your own making and you're keen on digging it bigger.


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Home Alone: **1/2

We've officially hit Christmas movie season, and this one's one of the "newer" classics (and by newer, I mean it's only 30 years old.) I seem to remember really liking this one as a kid, but it seems to lose a lot of its appeal when you've grown up, especially if you have Kevin McAllisters of your own. It's a John Hughes film, which means that Chicago is the center of the known universe, and there's about a 75% chance that John Candy is going to show up at some point (he does, but only briefly, as they could only get him for one day.) You also get the weird phenomenon you see when an actor known for playing foul-mouthed tough guy characters (in this case Joe Pesci) is playing basically that same character, but they have to keep their language PG-rated, and you spend the entire movie watching them hold their tongue and expecting them to explode into a blue streak that would make a sailor blush any moment, but it never happens. To borrow from CinemaSins, I would have taken off a million sins if Kevin had told Harry to go get his F***in' shinebox...

That said, you don't realize just how ridiculously contrived the plot to this one is until you watch it as a grown-up and see just how ridiculous a series of coincidences is needed to make the plot happen in the first place, much less drive it forward.
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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

What can I say? Gets better every year. Masterpiece.
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Sudden Impact

My first Dirty Harry. Can't really say it was that great TBH. Very cliche, even for the early 80s.
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Sudden Impact is passable (I like the contrast of placid days and evil nights), The Enforcer is somewhat less so (an excuse for Harry to kill the baddie with a rocket launcher, basically), and The Dead Pool is utter shite I'll only qualify by noting I watched it once and never again.

The original's quintessential renegade cop flick outclasses them all with grim elan (Andy Robinson supposedly got death threats... a classic villain at any rate). Lalo Schifrin's groovily haunted score very nearly justifies a watch in its own right. And while DH2: Magnum Force is undeniably overlong, it's worth a look if you dig the first and want a lazy movie night. Neatly contrapuntal, being not about the lines Harry crosses but the ones he won't, and the fallout of the renegade cop Pandora's box. Kurosawa fans will nerd out hard for the Stray Dog nod. :wink:

Charley Varrick (by DH director Don Siegel) is a good time, definitely check it out if you end up liking DH1. Walter Matthau as a wily crook menaced by Joe Don Baker's proto-Chigurh. Expands on DH1's blackly comedic streak, noted influence on Tarantino.

Starring role was gonna go to Clint, but it was agreed upon by all concerned that if cheerful Joe rolled up on murderfaced Harry, he'd catch two to the chest and one in the head and the movie would be five minutes long. Image
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Charley Varrick (by DH director Don Siegel) is a good time, definitely check it out if you end up liking DH1. Walter Matthau as a wily crook menaced by Joe Don Baker's proto-Chigurh. Expands on DH1's blackly comedic streak, noted influence on Tarantino.


THAT's the name! I've been looking for that movie for years after catching it on TV, but I always knew it by the subtitle, "Last of the Independents."
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"Last of the Independents."


That brings back memories. :mrgreen: Mad crop dustin' skills...

I wonder how far back the "outgunned misfit VS implacable pursuer" archetype goes in modern crime fiction. Matthau was great at it here.
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Charley Varrick is great. Watched that ages ago when on a noir flick kick. It's sort of quasi-noir in that early 70's way. Not up to Chinatown level of vibes, but it hits closer to something like the Parker novels by Donald E. Westlake (writing as Richard Stark).


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Quasi-noir, that's the term for it. Some bloodcurdling tension on offer, and not just from the murderous mafia-employed PI. That disarmingly pastoral conversation between estimable John Vernon and petrified little bank manager guy (an actor whose name I never know offhand, but who I always recall from CV and the Siegel-adjacent Outlaw Josey Wales) is grim as can be, Casino's atrocious slayings flatly mooted.

At the same time there's this ramshackle, almost madcap element to Charley staying one step ahead of ghastly retribution. Fine line to walk, it's not a punishing film but it's unvarnishedly mortal WRT what'll happen when these guys get their hands on its mafia-robbing roadrunner.
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My feeling was that Matthau pulled that off. He's got a way of being downbeat but go-lucky at the same time that wasn't really condensed into a formula yet in the early 70's.


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Compare the yawn-inducing CGI concoction of Lamborghinis and submarines a Fast & Furious movie puts on the screen this time verses the harrowing car vs. plane chase scene between an actual car and an actual plane, both getting smashed to shit in the process.

I see the comparison to Chigurh, but Joe Don Baker's a completely different animal in this film. He's the living embodiment of "find a job that you love and you'll never work a day in your life" when torturing and killing people. When he thinks he's been betrayed his response is a grin of childlike joy because now he gets to kill people. Hell, even when he's about to have sex his foreplay technique is a smile and a slap to the face.

And to think my introduction to that actor was the classic MST3K episode "Mitchell." (Controversial hot take: I liked Joel better than Mike.)
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Not sure if I'll catch the others any time soon. I have HBO Max and they've got a shitload of titles worth checking out... I just don't really have the time. Watched that one on a plane.
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I dont watch stuff anymore, I think the last one I watched was that Invasion flick on Netflix with that Hispanic dude. edit: google says Extinction

Pure hot garbage! Like 'sharing filthy looks throughout with the missus while watching it' garbage. Looked like it was filmed and edited on an iphone, and it all seemed really poorly done

Almost turned it off when they dropped the 'big reveal', terrible movie

Also, Ghosts of Mars was OK, waaaaaaaay better than Extinction


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I see the comparison to Chigurh, but Joe Don Baker's a completely different animal in this film. He's the living embodiment of "find a job that you love and you'll never work a day in your life" when torturing and killing people. When he thinks he's been betrayed his response is a grin of childlike joy because now he gets to kill people. Hell, even when he's about to have sex his foreplay technique is a smile and a slap to the face.


The through-line from Joe to Chigurh is really their implacability, and its uneasy vessel of professionalism. As you say, Joe is simply a brute who's turned his hobby into a career. Chigurh has comparable bloodlust, but is more mad than cruel, thrall of a schizoid "Fate" who even his employers question at their mortal peril.

I like to think of Ahnuld (1984) as the control here. He's a literal killing machine who will not stop until you are dead. With neither Joe's sadism, nor Chigurh's compulsion, Ahnuld truly is Only Following Orders. The unifying principle is that ultimately, while all three are "professionals" serving higher powers (mob, Skynet, kismet), you know none truly require compensation for locating and murdering people. In the right context, Joe and Chigurh will do it for free, just like Ahnuld.

And of course, they're nigh-impossible for their targets to kill, and getting cornered by them is certain death, completing the air of waking nightmare. We got a subgenre, boys! Simple formula, who could screw it up? Oh wait. "He's the deadliest Terminator evar!" squeals Cyber Bieber in Dark Fate's trailer, as PeeWeeBot9000 strangles her effortlessly while turning his free hand into a skull-caving hammer, before tossing her across the room. Image

I've not read No Country's source novel. Typing this, I wonder if Woody Harrelson's character originated there, and at any rate, if he was a Varrick nod with his cowboy hat, genteel attire and amiable Texan drawl. Despite how he ended up, that's a pretty cool homage. Even this rough man is shit-scared of "Sugar's" insanity!

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I knew him only as the guy who got humiliatingly PWNed by Timothy Dalton AND Pierce Brosnan as two separate characters. :oops:

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Desperado (1995) Old favourite, first revisit in ~15yrs. Holy fuck, the Woo-lite gunfights have aged horrendously. Plot-armoured to fuck. No cover, no tension, surprisingly little sense of violence, even.

It doesn't matter, much - this is a black comedy first, romantic tragedy second, narco horrorshow third, action film distant fourth. Classically beautiful leads Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas will make your boners rage/bub-bubs bounce, Steve Buscemi is a customarily superb foil, and even that smarmy cunt Tarantino doesn't offend, getting his head blown off promptly. Great soundtrack! It's alright, watch w/friends and mildly buzzed for best results.

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^^^ Only good kill in a movie packed wall-to-wall with corpses. :/ Great physical comedy - what'd he think holding his hands out like that would do? :shock: :lol: Sergeant Elias vibe :sad: - plus scream of anguish and crunchy trampling sound, with the truck's headlight in "shark eye" framing ala Spielberg's Duel! He is not so much run over as devoured, first-rate! Image
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Duel to the Death

Late. Wanted a ninja movie. Googled best ninja movies. Finds list where this is #1. Thank you Google and list.

Straight up legit. Would absolutely watch it again. Had to watch it in English though as Amazon didn't have the sub.

Wouldn't give it originality on the story front, but it is more than adequate to set the stage. Action scenes were wonderfully brutal and unique. Lots of imagination in display.

Even though it was in English the subtitles on Amazon were straight up bad at times. The word master typed as mister and so forth. I would really like to watch it subtitled and found it on YouTube. Watched a few minutes and can already tell it will be even better next time.
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The 6th Day: **

Arnold Schwarzenegger film from 2000 trying to cash in on the late Nineties cyberpunk movie trend of films like The Matrix and Minority Report that tries to have a "serious" plot (centered around human cloning) but which ultimately turns into a bloated mess. If there's one thing an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie doesn't need it's a second Arnold Schwarzenegger running around, but here we are. Not going to rehash the plot here, but the fact that Arnold earned Razzie nominations for worst lead actor, worst supporting actor and Worst Couple with himself (but lost all three to Battlefield Earth) should tell you all you need to know about this one.
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A ton of flashy colorful 70s attire in this sequel to Duel of Fists. Japanese team up with Chinese to try and kill the brothers this time around, and Chang Cheh actually does a good job as a yakuza boss in this. Lots of great basher fights in this.

Rendezvous With Death
A movie that pulls no punches starting off with our main character having invited the famed four killers to a cave, and killing them off while they each have their own unique style and weapon. He does it to get himself a job from a prince to deliver a mysterious package to a remote location. Loads of fights along the way and it is a fun time seeing somebody fighting off folks with just an umbrella, and its hidden sword (revealed in the opening fight) along with Lo Lieh as a beggar who helps him out.
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5 Element Ninjas

After making a list of Ninja movies I started with this one. I have accepted the fact that most likely I will be sitting through shitty dubs almost 100% of the time I watch one of these, but the bad dubbing was worth it once the fists started flying.

Played out like a video game - some great scenes and a high body count in this one.
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I was on a an Ahnuld kick when this came out, and I had skipped Btm&Rbn and End of Days just by chance, so I wasn't prepared for how bad this movie was going to be. I remembered enjoying True Lies and Eraser when I saw them, and I was expecting something like that. I guess I should have done my homework, but you know those days when you go to a theater with a buddy wanting to see a good action flick and you're willing to take a chance; it was one of those days.

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What a great idea. I haven't done one of those in a long time. I went through a period of watching all the Sonny Chiba movies and as many of the early Jackie Chan movies I could find. If you remember Kim's Video on St. Mark's in the East Village, they had a big wall of hard-to-find Hong Kong and Chinese Kung-Fu flicks, much of it subbed, almost all VHS though. I really miss Kim's; it was the best video store I've ever been to. Couch Potato was a close second.


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Was Sixth Day the one with "When I say to go fuck yourself, I did not mean it literally!" :lol: Can't remember much else about the film, but I always found that a good microcosm for the state of Ahnuld at the end of the 20th century.

Than and End of Days with always-watchable Gabriel Byrne, which I remember even less of besides its cringemaking WWE tie-in, culminating in Ahnuld slapping a massively roided Triple H. Who I can't say anything bad about, seems like a good guy and was a good friend to Lemmy Kilmister (said to have helped him get his Beetus under control). But man, his horse piss-fuelled physique made poor Ahnuld look like Ahnuld once made Roberto Davi look in Raw Deal, a capable heavy reduced by mere proximity. :sad:

Also shitty GNR tie-in single. :[

I can't imagine typing all this meaningless shite about the man's landmark 80s/early-to-mid 90s action films. 3; Even the GNR tie-in single was alright.

EDIT: All this said, the man's a born star. Can't keep a straight face when he gets on the mic and starts proclaiming his innocence after handing buddy a steel chair. :mrgreen:

"HE HITTING HIM WIT DE STEEL CHAY-UH! HITTING HIM IN DE BACK, IN DE FACE - HOW MUCH HITTING CAN ANYBODY TAKE"
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Duel to the Death, 5 Element Ninjas


You're on a good start. Both of those are great. This is a great site, btw: https://vintageninja.net/category/film-tv/

Since you're on an HK kick atm, Ninja in the Dragon's Den and Heroes of the East are great and top quality.

Dunno what all you're after, but the Cannon stuff and everything with Sho Kosugi (most of it Cannon studios) is a blast if you love action and ninjas murdering people. Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja, Ninja III: The Domination, 9 Deaths of the Ninja, Pray for Death (be sure to watch the uncut; complete different movie otherwise), Rage of Honor. American Ninja series with the dude, Dudikoff is also a lot of fun, with the most underrated action star ever, Steve James. There's even some ninjas with frying pans during a base raid in III or IV, can't remember :shock: . If you just absolutely need more Kosugi, the TV show The Master is iight, with the pot-bellied and aged Lee Van Cleef as a ninja master, with Kosugi popping up every now and then. It definitely lacks the violence since it's a light-hearted TV show, but it's still fun.

Boatloads of older Japanese stuff, like the Shinobi no Mono series, Seventeen Ninja, Castle of Owls from the 60s. For probably easier to find stuff, Shadow Hunters 1/2, Demon Spies, Ninja Wars (VOMIT ATTACK) are all fun as well form the 70s and 80s, respectively, and of course the aforementioned Chiba stuff, which there's a handful of and readily available. Also kinda cheating, but throwing Lone Wolf and Cub out there if you haven't seen the film series yet, as Ogami does murder a handful of ninja!

Some good anime, too! Of course Ninja Scroll if you haven't, but Yotoden (OVA series, not the movie), The Dagger of Kamui are both excellent. Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma is another short OVA. It's okay, but scratches the itch.

I'm at work and this idiot is blabbing, so sorry this is just a giant, incomprehensible mess. But finishing up by recommending Cyber Ninja AKA Mirai Ninja, based on the arcade game! It's a real treat by Keita Amemiya, who was a special effects wiz. All of his earlier stuff is loads of fun and highly recommended.


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Tangentially, Electric Boogaloo: The Untold Story of Cannon Films is a good affectionate look at the studio that launched a thousand American ninjas. Image Mathilda's genocide boobs plus many brutal Norris/Bronson/Franco kills feature prominently!

READY TO FIGHT (`ω´メ)

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What could compel these men to such extremes of valour?

NWS GIFS OF MATHILDA'S TITS, THAT'S WHAT :shock:

WATCH OUT BOY SHE CHEW YOU UP (◎ω◎;)
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Science nerds. Boobs. It was always too late. (;`ω´;)
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WHOA THATS HAWT (◎ω◎;)
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Gotcha covered this time SCC-san ;3
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Quality gifs from quality movies! Gotta find the one where he spits caltrops or whatever in the dudes face!

Lifeforce is a perfect movie. Back when my buddy worked at a movie theater I brought by BD copy and we watched it on the big screen. It was glorious. Picked up the original work, The Space Vampires (mine's the movie tie-in under the Lifeforce title), but haven't checked it out yet. Hope it's as wonderful as the Hooper masterpiece! His 80s output was splendid. A real shame he sorta lost it in the 90s.


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You're on a good start. Both of those are great. This is a great site, btw: https://vintageninja.net/category/film-tv/

Since you're on an HK kick atm, Ninja in the Dragon's Den and Heroes of the East are great and top quality.

Dunno what all you're after, but the Cannon stuff and everything with Sho Kosugi (most of it Cannon studios) is a blast if you love action and ninjas murdering people. Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja, Ninja III: The Domination, 9 Deaths of the Ninja, Pray for Death (be sure to watch the uncut; complete different movie otherwise), Rage of Honor. American Ninja series with the dude, Dudikoff is also a lot of fun, with the most underrated action star ever, Steve James. There's even some ninjas with frying pans during a base raid in III or IV, can't remember :shock: . If you just absolutely need more Kosugi, the TV show The Master is iight, with the pot-bellied and aged Lee Van Cleef as a ninja master, with Kosugi popping up every now and then. It definitely lacks the violence since it's a light-hearted TV show, but it's still fun.

Boatloads of older Japanese stuff, like the Shinobi no Mono series, Seventeen Ninja, Castle of Owls from the 60s. For probably easier to find stuff, Shadow Hunters 1/2, Demon Spies, Ninja Wars (VOMIT ATTACK) are all fun as well form the 70s and 80s, respectively, and of course the aforementioned Chiba stuff, which there's a handful of and readily available. Also kinda cheating, but throwing Lone Wolf and Cub out there if you haven't seen the film series yet, as Ogami does murder a handful of ninja!

Some good anime, too! Of course Ninja Scroll if you haven't, but Yotoden (OVA series, not the movie), The Dagger of Kamui are both excellent. Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma is another short OVA. It's okay, but scratches the itch.

I'm at work and this idiot is blabbing, so sorry this is just a giant, incomprehensible mess. But finishing up by recommending Cyber Ninja AKA Mirai Ninja, based on the arcade game! It's a real treat by Keita Amemiya, who was a special effects wiz. All of his earlier stuff is loads of fun and highly recommended.


Definitely looking for like mid 70's to early 90's I guess, but am not opposed to anything newer or older.

I found Duel on Youtube subbed so I am going to give it another watch in a few weeks. And I will definitely check that website out. This is what I have watched so far:

Duel to the Death - Really dug this one a lot.
5 Element Ninjas - Also a lot of fun.

On tap:

Shinobi: Heart Under Blade - Apparently Romeo and Juliet with Ninjas. Needed a hook for the wife.
Ninja Terminator - Currently not available on Amazon (though now this has me thinking)
Pray For Death - Thanks for the note on seeking it uncut
Ninja: Shadow of a Tear
Azumi
5 Deadly Venoms
Ninja Strike Back
The Hunted
Enter the Ninja
Revenge of the Ninja
Ninja III

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9 Deaths of the Ninja
Rage of Honor

And maybe American Ninja 2. American Ninja was the 1st movie I rented at the tender age of eight, but if I go back to the series it will probably be #2,

So now that I am thinking - is there a streaming service that does these types of movies....hmm?

Thanks for all the suggestions!

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What a great idea. I haven't done one of those in a long time. I went through a period of watching all the Sonny Chiba movies and as many of the early Jackie Chan movies I could find. If you remember Kim's Video on St. Mark's in the East Village, they had a big wall of hard-to-find Hong Kong and Chinese Kung-Fu flicks, much of it subbed, almost all VHS though. I really miss Kim's; it was the best video store I've ever been to. Couch Potato was a close second.


I figured a list would be the best way to keep track and actually watch them. Otherwise I would have had the idea and then forgotten about it.
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Oh yeah! Forgot to mention Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear. I'm usually really iffy with modern action editing, but this one does it right. It's great.

Ninja Terminator will be on YouTube. That one is pretty notorious since it's an IFD Godfrey Ho "copy and paste" film. Basically two films combined. They can be fun, but definitely not quality, lol.

5 Deadly Venoms isn't really a ninja movie, but you should definitely check it out! Kinda like a martial-arts mystery. Most of the films with the Venom Mob cast are great, so if you like that check out some more, or just really anything by director Chang Cheh.

Haven't seen The Hunted yet, but need to! By the director of Under Siege 1 & 2 8)

Regarding streaming: Dunno, really. Maybe just the usual avenue, couldn't say. I have a big physical and digital collection. If you have trouble locating some of the older stuff I can direct you in the right place via pm :wink: .


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New Mutants

Not agonizing like an Iron Man 3 or Thor: The Dark World, but still pretty bad. I shouldn't have bothered, it captures little of what made the first 50 or so issues of the series so good. What's funny is searching for comments after watching and seeing some apologetics try to deflect criticisms by claiming things were that way in the comics. It's like saying an X-Men movie where Magneto is revealed to have been a figment of Xavier's imagination all along is true to the comics.
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Oh yeah! Forgot to mention Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear. I'm usually really iffy with modern action editing, but this one does it right. It's great.

Ninja Terminator will be on YouTube. That one is pretty notorious since it's an IFD Godfrey Ho "copy and paste" film. Basically two films combined. They can be fun, but definitely not quality, lol.

5 Deadly Venoms isn't really a ninja movie, but you should definitely check it out! Kinda like a martial-arts mystery. Most of the films with the Venom Mob cast are great, so if you like that check out some more, or just really anything by director Chang Cheh.

Haven't seen The Hunted yet, but need to! By the director of Under Siege 1 & 2 8)

Regarding streaming: Dunno, really. Maybe just the usual avenue, couldn't say. I have a big physical and digital collection. If you have trouble locating some of the older stuff I can direct you in the right place via pm :wink: .


I found a few actually - One called Hi Yah which appears to just be Amazon. God I hate Amazon but when it comes to movies (everything) they usually have what you want. There was another called Martialartsmoviechannel.com through Roku. Gave it a peek, good to know it's there.

I will probably wind up watching most of these on Youtube/Amazon. I'm willing to pay if need be, particularly if it is subbed. That said I may take you up on your offer. Thank you sir.
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Was Sixth Day the one with "When I say to go fuck yourself, I did not mean it literally!" :lol: Can't remember much else about the film, but I always found that a good microcosm for the state of Ahnuld at the end of the 20th century.


Yes, that's the one. I think this came out right around the time they had to make Arnold the governor of California just so he'd stop making so many bad movies.
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