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Enter The Ninja (1981)/Revenge Of The Ninja (1983/Cannon/Umbrella Region Free Import Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: C Films: B

PLEASE NOTE: This Import Blu-ray is now only available from our friends at Umbrella Entertainment in Australia, can play on all Blu-ray players and can be ordered at the link below.

Two excellent Cannon Films productions, Enter the Ninja (1981) and Revenge of the Ninja (1983), are now available in this action packed double feature from Umbrella. If you like bloody ninja movies then look no further as there are plenty of karate chops and ninja star throwing action for everyone here. As highlighted in the Mark Hartley's 2014 documentary on Cannon Films, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (reviewed elsewhere on this site), it's nice to have these films together in high def.

Enter the Ninja: While visiting old pal Frank Landers (Courtney) in the Philippines, master ninja Cole (Nero) is approached by the villainous Charles Venarius (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 (Kosugi), the first step towards the bone crunching battle-royal style climax. The film also stars Alex Courtney, Christopher George, and Sho Kosugi.

Revenge of the Ninja: After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. When he opens a doll shop, he later realizes that he is unwittingly importing heroin via the dolls. When he finds out who betrayed him right under his nose, Cho unleashes his powerful skill set. The film stars Sho Kosugi, Keith Vitali, and Virgil Frye.

Similar to the some of the action that Tarantino utilized in the Kill Bill films, these Ninja films have practical special effects with some of them being so dated that they are unintentionally hilarious. These are great to watch with a group of friends and some popcorn.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and 2.0 DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) Stereo lossless tracks, the films look great on Blu-ray. Some moments in the films show some film artifacting, which only adds to the experience. While Enter was released by Kino Lorber in 2015 on Blu-ray in the U.S. with a similar presentation, this is first time that Revenge has been released on the format anywhere we know of.

Special Features...

Theatrical Trailers in HD

No scene selection option either, which is a little odd.

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- James Lockhart



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