Pray for Death Reviews

  • Feb 19, 2016

    bad, but the song is good and there are a coupe memorable lines. but not really worth watching unless you've exhausted better ninja movie options.

    bad, but the song is good and there are a coupe memorable lines. but not really worth watching unless you've exhausted better ninja movie options.

  • Aug 29, 2013

    Sho gives it a good go in this one; as a peace-loving (always a big mistake in an action movie) Japanese businessman trying to live the American dream. Things go wrong. Fortunately for us, he is also a ninja. I liked this movie as a youth and don't feel too ashamed. The version I saw recently on the MGM HD channel was immaculately rendered but clearly some kind of American cut which was so ineptly edited I couldn't tell what the motherf**k was going on at times. I also didn't like the end scrap too much. I feel a trained ninja could beat the living crap out of an old-fart gangster baddie (who'd killed his wife, dammit!) without too much trouble at all. But that's just me. I don't know about narrative tension and stuff.

    Sho gives it a good go in this one; as a peace-loving (always a big mistake in an action movie) Japanese businessman trying to live the American dream. Things go wrong. Fortunately for us, he is also a ninja. I liked this movie as a youth and don't feel too ashamed. The version I saw recently on the MGM HD channel was immaculately rendered but clearly some kind of American cut which was so ineptly edited I couldn't tell what the motherf**k was going on at times. I also didn't like the end scrap too much. I feel a trained ninja could beat the living crap out of an old-fart gangster baddie (who'd killed his wife, dammit!) without too much trouble at all. But that's just me. I don't know about narrative tension and stuff.

  • May 10, 2013

    The best ninja movie out in 1985!

    The best ninja movie out in 1985!

  • Feb 24, 2013

    It's classic 80's Ninja flick.. Pure Nostalgia... It's not a great film but certainly entertaining.. Minus the horrible 80's soundtrack that pops up now and then.

    It's classic 80's Ninja flick.. Pure Nostalgia... It's not a great film but certainly entertaining.. Minus the horrible 80's soundtrack that pops up now and then.

  • Dec 31, 2012

    Excellent, so bad it is incredible.

    Excellent, so bad it is incredible.

  • Nov 09, 2012

    Some bad acting but I liked it.

    Some bad acting but I liked it.

  • Jan 13, 2012

    The least of the three ninja films I marathoned my way through, this one is just a bit too paint by number, as an immigrant family is accosted by thugs through a series of contrivances, then the father must return to his ninja ways to mete out justice. It's just a bit of what you expect to see and not much else. Rental?

    The least of the three ninja films I marathoned my way through, this one is just a bit too paint by number, as an immigrant family is accosted by thugs through a series of contrivances, then the father must return to his ninja ways to mete out justice. It's just a bit of what you expect to see and not much else. Rental?

  • Dec 12, 2011

    78% "What we really need around here is a black ninja."-Takeshi (Kane Kosugi) Unfortunetly there is no black ninja, his time was the 1970's.

    78% "What we really need around here is a black ninja."-Takeshi (Kane Kosugi) Unfortunetly there is no black ninja, his time was the 1970's.

  • Aug 07, 2011

    "When they kidnapped his son, he rescued him and went to the police. When they ran over his wife and son, he gave them a warning. When they killed his wife, he made them...Pray for Death." That's not a tagline for the movie, but it should have been. Pray for Death is by far the best ninja movie I have ever seen, and I've seen a few. It's kind of slow in some parts, but the ninja fights are so incredible, I just had to give it 5 stars. The incredible Sho Kosugi plays (what else?) a ninja who goes up against a crime lord that constantly torments his family. The whole film plays like a Bond film, and even the opening credits sequence is a knock-off of Bond! And if you've seen a Bond film, you know you're in for over-the-top action and adventure. There's also a great scene where a little kid beaks out some ninja moves on some mobsters and manages to floor eight of them! Now that's impressive.

    "When they kidnapped his son, he rescued him and went to the police. When they ran over his wife and son, he gave them a warning. When they killed his wife, he made them...Pray for Death." That's not a tagline for the movie, but it should have been. Pray for Death is by far the best ninja movie I have ever seen, and I've seen a few. It's kind of slow in some parts, but the ninja fights are so incredible, I just had to give it 5 stars. The incredible Sho Kosugi plays (what else?) a ninja who goes up against a crime lord that constantly torments his family. The whole film plays like a Bond film, and even the opening credits sequence is a knock-off of Bond! And if you've seen a Bond film, you know you're in for over-the-top action and adventure. There's also a great scene where a little kid beaks out some ninja moves on some mobsters and manages to floor eight of them! Now that's impressive.

  • Dec 23, 2010

    1980s ninjas. You know what to expect.

    1980s ninjas. You know what to expect.