Tag Archives: Ninja

The Videogres Finish Something

One of the great mysteries of my life has been why this week’s movie was called Ninja III: The Domination. ┬áTo 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!

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The Videogres Enter Some Ninjas

In 1981, Franco Nero starred in a ninja movie called Enter the Ninja. At no point in the film does anyone ever truly enter a ninja and no hints are ever offered regarding the significance of entering ninjas. Metaphorical, you say? Maybe. Maybe we’ve all got a little ninja inside us, and this movie was Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus’s way of imploring us to enter it, just a little bit. Enter it…just a little bit.

Regardless, the film is a masterpiece, and whether or not you choose to enter your own personal ninja, you will come away a more worldly and a slightly more ninja-educated person. Watch it twice: once by yourself, then a second time while listening to the Videogres commentary, which you can find on Itunes, or our webpage here.

This episode was recorded sometime in the salad days of 2015, before we gained the perfect mastery of our process that you see today. As such, we forgot to mention that the commentary starts at the absolute beginning of the film. When we reach the end of the countdown, press play and you’ll be good to go.

You are the wind beneath our ninja-wings.

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