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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.  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!

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The Videogres Watch as a Ninja Avenges Himself; Also, a Contest.

Have you ever wondered who can kill a ninja? Spoiler Alert: Only a Ninja can do it! Was that even from this movie? I can’t remember. We might be talking Enter the Ninja right now, or American Ninja, or Ninja III: The Domination, or Ninja Nightmare, or Ninja Assassin or Ninjas Take Manhattan. But let’s not beat around the bush about it. This week’s movie is Revenge of the Ninja.

It’s got all the hallmarks of a great Ninja movie: flips, car chases, swords, shurikens in eyeballs, (keistered?) smoke-bombs, dolls, those magical gang-signs some Ninjas do prior to engaging in combat. It’s got everything. Everything. So go download our commentary for it from our Libsyn page, or Itunes. Frankly we don’t give a shit, as long as you download it.

NOW! TO BUSINESS! As mentioned in this week’s episode, it’s contest time. Add a comment to this post with your suggestion for the next movie we should watch, along with an explanation of why we should watch it. We’ll select a winner based on the quality of the suggestion/logic combination, and that fortunate person will receive a copy of Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Sword and Sorcery Collection, featuring Deathstalker, Deathstalker II, The Warrior, and The Sorceress and the Barbarian Queen.

Please Note: I haven’t scene some of these, and can’t comment on their content, but they are rated R. As such, don’t bother entering this contest unless you’re of an appropriate age (18 at least) and disposition to endure the 80’s barbarian-film genre and all it has to offer. And really, if you aren’t 18 yet, you’ve got a lot of explaining to do regarding why you’re listening to our podcast in the first place. 

Best of luck!

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