Revenge of the Ninja
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 8:00PM
General Admission: $4 | Loft Members: $3
Prepare for muscles, mustaches and mayhem during CANNON FILMS FOREVER Month at Mondo Mondays, celebrating awesome ‘80s action flicks from the studio that blew up the world! Cannon Films closed up shop in 1994, but 30 years later, their legend lives on!
“Payback is deadly!” Do you like ninjas? Do you REALLY like ninjas? Then you’ll love this ludicrous action extravaganza in which ninjas take revenge on other ninjas, and every ninja demographic gets their moment in the spotlight, including adorable 5 year-old ninjas, feisty grandma ninjas and thrashin’ blonde female ninjas! The second (but totally unrelated) installment in Cannon Films’ popular and hard-kicking “ninja trilogy” that also includes Enter the Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination, Revenge of the Ninja features legendary ‘80s martial arts star Sho Kosugi in the mind-bogglingly wacky story of Cho, a mild-mannered good-guy ninja who, after most of his family is wiped out by evil ninjas, is forced to flee to America from his homeland of Japan with his obnoxious son and sassy mother in tow. Once in California, Cho swears off all ninja activity, hangs up his sword and opens a doll museum (?), only to find out that he’s been tricked into smuggling heroin, at which point he’s caught up in an insane conflict between some badly-dressed mafia thugs and some evil ninjas who have followed him from Japan. Naturally, this all leads to Cho putting on his ninja mask once again and exacting revenge on anyone and everyone who stands in his way of realizing his American dream of running a legitimate and successful doll museum. Over-the-top in all the ways that really count, Revenge of the Ninja features geysers of gushing gore, hilariously inappropriate dialogue, godawful acting and some of the most awesomely absurd hand-to-hand combat ever captured on film, including a hilarious battle between Cho’s elderly mother and a nasty ninja assassin. Yes, ninjas really DO rule, especially when they’re powered by Cannon Films! (Dir. by Sam Firstenberg, 1983, USA, 90 mins., Rated R)