As ever so often with the Ninja movies IFD Films & Arts
produced starring Richard Harrison, this is actually two films rolled into
one, or put differently, newly shot scenes of Ninjas fighting combined
with an already existing movie that has nothing whatsoever to do with
The plot ?
The existing movie is an actioner from the Philippines (presumably)
concerning one character called Billy, who comes home after ten years to
find his family bullied by big boss Larry - in equal parts landgrabber,
loanshark, drugdealer and armsdealer - and his gang. And since he's quite
a fighter, Billy puts up defense and soon hits Larry where it hurts
(figuratively speaking). Actually, Billy wants to join the police
force, but the chief of police, his girlfriend Lisa's father, thinks he's
a lowdown cheap little punk and even forbids his daughter to see Billy.
Meanwhile, boss Larry tries to get back at Billy, and has his mum shot
and his sister kidnapped. Since he can't get no help from the police and
he can't even see his girlfriend, Billy starts drinking heavily, and soon
enough picks up pretty Ivy and spends the night with her. But Larry's when
goons see Billy totally drunk, they follow him to Ivy's appartment ... but
when they shoot him, they hit Ivy instead - and now Billy knows he just has
to fight Larry on his own.
Of course after many more fights and shoot-outs, Billy erradicates
Larry's gang and defeats Larry, but the police arrives just before he can
kill him ... too bad actually, because a badly wounded Larry still musters
up enough strength to lift a gun and shoot Billy before being arrested by
The second story concerns Ninja Master Gordon (Richard Harrison), who
is challenged by one evil Ninja, Ivan the Red (David Wheeler) to fight for
supremacy over the ninja world (or something). Gordon refuses, so each
full moon, Ivan the Red fights and kills one of Ninja Master Gordon's
Ninja friends. Finally, Ivan fights Gordon and Gordon wins.
A feeble connection between the two stories is made by claiming Billy
was ninja Master Gordon's Ninja student (even if he does hardly any
martial arts during the whole film, instead mainly uses firearms). Ivan
also claims he has killed Billy, even if the film tells us
Yes, of course this is a bad film, the two stories cobbled together
don't make much sense and neither story is exceptionally good (even if the
old film features quite some comptetently staged shoot-outs). But if you
are (like me) a movie masochist, you might actually enjoy the badly
cobbled toghether plot, laugh at the ridiculous Ninja outfits and simply love
the headbands the Ninjas are wearing, all saying Ninja (so as not to
confuse them with someone else ?). Not the funniest of IFD Films &
Arts maybe, but still worth a laugh or two.