Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Silver Fox and Ninja Terminator|
Actor: Hwang Jang Lee
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Hwang Jang Lee and Richard Harrison star in this ninja chees
morgoth | omaha, NE | 07/17/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen way too many Joseph Lai/Godfrey Ho ninja movies, and most are completely unwatchable. About 1/10 may have somthing decent in it. Luckily, Ninja Terminator is one of those in the minority. The dialogue is so bad that it is actually good. It is funny, but I don't think it was supposed to be. If you can make it through a script that seems to have been written by a 5 year old, you may be able to make it through this. It doesn't help that this is 3 movies spliced together, and it doesn't make any sense. But if you love bad movies, you can't pass up this masterpiece of horrible cinema. In one scene, the bad guy uses a toy robot to send a message to Richard Harrison. The toy robot arrives with smoke and can talk. And if you like to see people kick a lot, you will get plenty of that. Jack Lam (named Jaguar Wong in the movie) and Hwang Jang Lee give great kicking displays. Hwang only participates in the final fight, but Jack Lam gets to show off his kicking skills throughout the enitre movie.
The picture quality on the Videoasia DVD is decent, and the English dubbing is classic. Sometimes a guy will have a redneck voice, and sometimes it will sound like a little kid. Cheesy movie lovers will eat this one up. "I don't usually smoke this brand, but I'll do it for you.""
A joy for lovers of bad film
J. Isbell | phoenix, az | 06/22/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ninja Terminator is not a "good" movie. It is not a movie recommendable to serious movie connoisseurs as a quality piece of film, or even to casual viewers that want to be amused. This movie is or people that like bad kung fu films, for the people who love spending nights with friends eating popcorn and laughing their a**es off. People that find humor in bad dubbing, cheesy fight scenes where almost no contact is made, and confusing plots that make you wonder if someone at the dvd company just cut various scenes together from different movie and dubbed it into English to try to pass it off as something new to the home video audience.
With that out of the way, Ninja Terminator is brilliant. It embodies all the wacky elements that will crack you and your friends up. The amazing special effects (Messenger robot?!?!), costumes (look for the man in the blonde wig) and dubbing (which is especially awkward on the Caucasian actors) are funny enough to leave you referencing them for weeks and months. The disjointed story is somewhat confusing, often making you think you are watching two different films.
The drawbacks are still there, of course. drawn out 'sex' scenes (which don't have that much nudity but a lot of hinting at it) make it not-family-friendly and make even adults uncomfortable after the initial humor from how bad they are. They are rather unnecessary and add little to the film, and are totally skippable (unless you are into 80's asian soft porn, weirdo). The film also loses momentum and starts dragging on about 2/3rds into it. The movie is simply too long for something that is so hard to follow the plot of. No one will judge you if you skip to the more exciting (and ridiculous) final fight scenes after your first viewing.
Conclusion: excellent terrible movie. Totally worth the buy for the old kung fu and ninja film fans and for those with a good sense of humor. If you have your doubts, go to youtube and look for 'ninja warrior'- ignore the fight scenes (most of them are the final fight, spoilers!), go for anything that mentions 'robot' and especially 'steamed crab' or my favorite: how Richard Harrison deals with arguments."