By Velimir Grgic
There are cult movies and there are cult movies. Some of them are more and some of them are less known, but they all have something in common: they don’t particularly care about the rules and regulations of mainstream cinema, and they stand out in movie history as either brave or just plain mad.
Dig deeper and you will always find… something. The 10 titles in our first part of the exploration of cult/exploitation/grindhouse are definitely more than something – something for every fan of “different cinema.” Sometimes fresh, sometimes trash, but always fun, interesting, disturbing and absolutely engaging. The way movies should be.
1. Ninja Terminator (1985)
Richard Harrison is – the moustached ninja!
Although he looks like he failed casting for a whiskey commercial, Harrison was a different type of “American Ninja” – older, extremely busy (five to 10 movies a year), and not so swoony as Michael Dudikoff, although both movies – “Ninja Terminator” and “American Ninja” – came out in the same year, 1985, THE year for most memorable B-action titles.
“Ninja Terminator” is a diamond in the mine called “80’s action cinema,” a chaotic martial arts “epic” directed by one and only Godfrey Ho, a guy who bore the nickname the “Ed Wood of Hong Kong,” so you can roughly imagine how his filmography looks.
It’s probably not how he would called or branded himself, but Ho actually used around 40 different pseudonyms for directing and he also used this many sources for editing, as he often combined several of his own films with other obscure and unreleased Asian titles to make a collages of pure nonsensical but nonstop fun. This ride is no different as “Ninja Terminator” is really, really, reeeaaaaally fun. And funny.
It’s a story about a supernatural ninja sculpture that
From:: Taste Of Cinema