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Super Ninjas: Chinese Ninja is Best Ninja

I have Shutterbug to thank for this one.  About a week ago I posted a grindhouse movie poster extravaganza that included some poster art for Chinese Super Ninjas.  I had no intention of seeing any of those movies in that post until she asked whether Super Ninjas was worth seeing.  So I tracked down a copy and gave it a go.  In this 1980s martial arts masterpiece, a school of Chinese kung-fu practitioners is shamed and cursed by a rival school of Japanese martial artists.  To remove this curse and return honor to their school, the Chinese must take on the Japanese ninjas who embody each of the five elements of gold, fire, water, earth, and wood.  To do so, they too must learn the ways of the ninja.

Chinese Super Ninjas is pretty much nonstop action.  There is little plot but who cares when there is so much garish, cartoonish, over the top violence.  So my answer is yes, Shutterbug.  If you like campy kung-fu films, you have to see this.  The fight choreography and wire-work is amazing.


Here, after learning the art of ninjutsu, the Chinese guys take on the Japanese wood ninjas...

27 comments:

D4 said...

The poster still reminds me of Mulan. I'm waiting for it to say "Mysterious as the dark side of the moon" for some reason. Though I doubt I'd see that finishing move on Mulan. That's Mortal Kombat stuff right there.

The Angry Lurker said...

It's a bit intense isn't it.LOL

thenitefalls said...

The fighting was very impressive! The ending was so epic, but I won't say what happens!

XXII said...

where do you even find all these awesome movies

Bart said...

wow that movie clip was very dissapointing lol

Freek said...

Chinese...
Ninja...
Does not compute...

baxxman said...

Chinese grindhouse...interesting
Baxxmans

Tasos said...

EPIC ending. Some pretty good choreography in there! It would be awesome for a play. hahaha

KUSHtunes said...

wasn't expecting that when i watched the video. but i liked it lol. nice find.

phil said...

I liked it a lot!

lovebloggin said...

i geeze i wouldnt want to come across one of them

Candlej- said...

i didnt even know china had ninjas! must be a testament to how sneaky they are....

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p said...

wow, your blog is well.. different. i like ti very much! ill follow and support you! :D

ebm93 said...

Haha nice

G said...

mmmmmm dunno....chinese - ninja...but cool new pic

leanmeansteen said...

waaaaaaaaat. that ending was awesome. i rarely go out of the shaw bros. spectrum for oldschool kung fu but this looks so fun.

ed said...

haha the deaths are hilarious

Chris said...

Looks epic

James said...

I like Japanese ninjas.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Movies have way too much "plot" and "dialogue" nowadays. Nonstop action is just what I need.

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I handed the shutterbug as well, this looks pretty darn brilliant! I am going to go and see if the Pirate B....err.... Netflix has this available!

Banacek said...

@leanmeansteen: It probably looks like fun because it is a Shaw Brothers film.

Matt said...

Chinese ninja also has the best hairdresser. Good post, great blog! I can't wait to see more!

MikeJoeMuse said...

Pirates > Ninjas! ty

Alan said...

woah? Chinese vs Japanese?

Bring it!

TreeBranchez said...

I've not heard of it before...

Patwa said...

heh nice ^^

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