The Mystery of Chess Boxing (Ninja Checkmate) (1979)





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Joseph Kuo's Hong Kong action film Ninja Checkmate stars Lee Yi Min as a martial arts student who, after his father is murdered, wants to inflict retribution upon the Ghost Face Killer. He studies under a master of Chess Boxing and fuses those skills with other styles in order to create a set of skills that will help him bring down the Ghost Face Killer. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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This movie is the reason i started watching kung fu films. Probably my most favorite out of the Wu Tang Films... The story is good with classic Old School music and sound effects. the camera techs are also top notch and classic along with the revenge tales which make these types of movies so cool to pop in your VCR. Michael Harbour Must be High and have no knowledge of classic eastern action cinema. Tell him I said it.

Vincent Tilghman
Vincent Tilghman

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Good kung fu fighting, but repetitive. Ten minutes or so of fun kung fu training. Not as much plot as even the average old school kung fu flick. Dependable entertainment for the aficionado but nothing to recommend it beyond that devoted audience.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

Ninja Checkmate from it's premiere in New York to it's current status will always be a martial-arts film that will be talked about for ages. Controversy surrounded this film for so long, a riot broke out at the premiere, making it's antagonist, one the greatest movie villains in history. Ghost Faced Killer is the villain that, after a viewing of Ninja Checkmate will show why he's is the subject of intense controversy. A.F.I should of included Ghost Faced Killer on their list of greatest villains of all time. All seriousness aside, This movie is the tits! five stars! watch it now!

Richard Guzman
Richard Guzman

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