Ninja in the Deadly Trap (1985)





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Soon after the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio stopped producing kung-fu flicks, director and martial arts master Philip Kwok Tsui raised money from Taiwan to make this spirited period kung-fu flick. Set during the Ming Dynasty when Japanese pirates were looting, raping, and ransacking towns along the Chinese coast, the imperial authorities grow increasingly alarmed when a band of ninja show up looking to take out General Chi (Ti Lung), the head of the Chinese military. The only person who could save the general is the Master of the Three Arts, who possesses a rare book on the deadly ninjitsu techniques. He offers his three crack students -- Chau (Chiang Sheng), Mao (Philip Kwok Tsui), and Tung (Lu Feng) -- to take on the fight. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Art House & International
Directed By:


Yasuaki Kurata
as Shi Ping-Wei
Philip Kwok
as Mao Tin-Yeung

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A Chinese emperor has observed an abundance of Japanese invaders ravaging his villages. The Japanese use the ninja technique to thwart his armed forces and avoid unwanted conflict. The ninja are sneaky and attack unannounced and unnoticed. The emperor seeks out a kung fu master who knows the way of the ninja. The master informed him of three former students who understand techniques that can conquer the ninja clan. The emperor sends his son to find the master and students. "I am only a servant girl. I do know how to look after a man." Philip Kwok, director of There's a Ghost in the Boy's Room, delivers Ninja in the Deadly Trap in his directorial debut. The storyline for this venom's flick was more intricate then most of their pictures. Kwok utilized two of his venom brothers, Centipede and the #6 venom (the young one). The three of them made up the three master's students perfectly. "You can fool the others but you can't fool me." Ninja in the Deadly Trap is underrated and a relatively unknown Venom's gem. Its unknown nature may be due to Kwok's direction, as most Venom pictures are directed by the infamous Cheh Chang. Nevertheless, this is still a worthwhile picture and a gem in the martial arts genre. I strongly recommend this picture to fans of the classic martial arts genre or Venom flicks. "I want a drink." Grade: B

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

This is my favorite of all time in kung fu movies Chinese method of fighting victorious over japenese method of fighting including samurai techniques Just a remarkable movie Grand movie

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Venieza The Only 1

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