Ninja III: The Domination (1984)



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In this slick exploitation, martial arts fantasy from schlockmeisters Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, an evil ninja is killed off in a sandtrap on a golf course in Phoenix -- the police riddle him with bullets, foolishly thinking that is the end of it. But as he is dying, the ninja throws a smoke bomb and, hidden by the dark cloud, he crawls into a phone-company van driven by the acrobatic Christie (Lucinda Dickey of Breakin'). As he dies there, his soul possesses her body, much to the consternation of her boyfriend, Secord (Jordan Bennett). Christie periodically uses exotic Eastern skills to slaughter the evil ninja's foes until good ninja Yamada (Sho Kosugi) comes to her rescue.


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Critic Reviews for Ninja III: The Domination

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

... "Ninja III" quickly falls off track.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The lengthy opening act is amazing, but the rest of the film isn't as engaging.

Jun 17, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's quite a thing, 'Ninja III,' less a movie and more a Buzzfeed list of 23 Things Only '80s Kids Will Remember.

Aug 25, 2017 | Full Review…

somehow combines a now unstoppable (and un-stealthy) ninja killing machine with an exorcism motif lifted straight from horror, and gratuitous aerobics sequences (showing off the talents of Lucinda Dickey, flush from recent success in Breakin').

Jan 17, 2016 | Full Review…

It distills the 80s down into diamond-hard pellets, dumps them into a shotgun, and unloads both barrels right in your face.

Oct 24, 2014 | Rating: F | Full Review…

When an aerobics instructor and her new police detective boyfriend make the beast with two backs, you can't help but notice that his is disturbingly hairy. That is just one of the many disorienting elements that make this such a wacked-out experience.

Jan 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ninja III: The Domination

I haven't seen Ninja III: The Domination, but it has possibly the best name of any movie ever. And for that it deserves recognition.

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I cannot remember much from this movie, but I know it was one of my favourites as a kid

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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Another tape played out plenty as a kid.

Wu Chouin
Wu Chouin

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