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Enter the Ninja [Blu-ray] [1981]

  • SKU: 27411151
  • Release Date: 05/26/2015
  • Rating: R

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)


    Enter the Ninja
    Cannon Productions' first foray into the martial arts milieu, Enter the Ninja stars Franco Nero. While visiting old pal Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) in the Philippines, master ninja Cole (Nero) is approached by villain Charles Venarius (Christopher George). Coveting Lander's plantation, Venarius tries to strong-arm Cole into turning against his friend. Our Hero refuses, whereupon Venarius brings in his own ninja Hasegawa (Sho Kosugi), the first step towards the battle-royal climax. The stunt choreography by Mike Stone is enough to make one completely forget the film's lapses in taste and logic. Enter the Ninja was followed in short order by Revenge of the Ninja. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Franco Nero
      Franco Nero - Cole
    • Susan George
      Susan George - Mary-Ann Landers
    • Sho Kosugi
      Sho Kosugi - Hasegawa
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      Alex Courtney - Frank Landers
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      Will Hare - Dollars

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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Enter The Ninja Blu-Ray Review

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      Enter The Ninja was the first in the ninja “trilogy” that MGM released in theaters back in the early ‘80’s and, along with “The Octagon”, kicked off the ‘80’s ninja movie craze. Publisher Kino Lorber Studio Classics released this film on Blu-ray along with the second movie in the “trilogy”, Revenge Of the Ninja. Since I’m only reviewing the disc and not discussing the movie’s plot, this will be a spoiler free review. If you’re looking to buy this title to add into your library then it’s likely you know the plot. For a movie that is over 35 years old, I was surprised at how good the picture looked. I did observe some specks in various spots of the movie as it progressed but I felt it didn't detract too much from the viewing experience. Sound is a DTS-HD 2.0 mix. It’s adequate but I would have liked to have seen a 5.1 mix available considering the amount of combat sound effects that are present in the film, such as gun shots, swords clanging and shuriken being thrown. A 3-minute trailer for the film was the only extra included. I was disappointed to see that, as I think it would have been interesting to see some current interviews with surviving members of the cast. Surely there must have been some interviews done with the cast after filming was completed that could have made their way onto the Blu-ray too. In spite of the disc’s shortcomings as far as extras and sound, I still think this is worth a buy, especially if you’re old enough to remember the 80’s ninja movie craze. This movie is certainly not an academy award winner by any stretch of the imagination but still is an entertaining film nonetheless. Get it before it vanishes into the night.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      dude, ninjas.

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      it's a movie with a bunch of ninjas and sideburns. buy this for your kids.

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