One of the great mysteries of my life has been why this week’s movie was called Ninja III: The Domination. To my knowledge, there are no Ninja I, or Ninja II. Or at least that’s what I thought until we began recording, at which point Pete brought the walls of my world crashing down by mentioning that he’d always thought that this was the final in a triad comprised of Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja, and Ninja III: The Domination.
It made sense. Sho Kosugi is the common bond between the three, along with the general overarching theme of ninjadom. Beyond that, there’s not much cohesion. But did anyone really think there would be? I’m still not even sure I understand what was going on in any of these films, with the exception of a whole lotta ass-kicking, courtesy of the aforementioned Sho Kosugi.
Sho Kosugi’s ass-kicking is a language older and more powerful than words, is what I’m trying to say. That, and that this is probably a part of a crazy trilogy of ninja films that I watched countless times as a child, at no point realizing that they were related.
No one ever accused me of being sharp.
Join us as we watch the final in a trilogy I had no idea existed. Our Commentary for Ninja III: The Domination can be downloaded from Itunes or our Libsyn page.
Best of luck!