Hello Supercult West! This is Supercult South Bad Movie Professor Cameron Coker (BS in “Franco Nero” with a minor in “Italian Guys playing American Guys acting Asian and dubbed by Texans”) and I’m reaching out to you from across the country to help hype tonight’s screening of Enter the Ninja!
1980’s Ninja Movies are sort of our thing here at Supercult…well, also cheesy action films are our thing…and teensploitation rom-coms are our thing too…and B monster movies…also, Nicolas Cage films, and John Woo films, Chuck Norris Films, Van Damme films, Michael Bay films – look, we have a LOT of things here at Supercult, but Enter the Ninja is one of those things that started a thing.
Even though the Chuck Norris’ equally Ninja-tastic schlock-fest, the Octagon, was released a year prior, Enter the Ninja is the movie most often credited with starting the “Ninja Movie” craze of the 1980’s. It was the first of Cannon Films’ so-called “Ninja Trilogy” which was followed by Revenge of the Ninja and Ninja III: The Domination. Experienced Italian actor Franco Nero was brought on to replace the athletic, but dramatically challenged Mike Stone who ended up doing most of the stunt work in the ninja costume. Then Nero’s voice was completely dubbed over because he couldn’t pull off the Texas accent that his character required.
Enter the Ninja would kick off the greatest decade of the Cannon films production house, during which they would release some of the best Supercult films of all time including Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Highlander, and Jean Claude Van Damme’s Bloodsport!
Aside from that, Enter the Ninja has some of the silliest and most entertaining death scenes around! Nothing says supercult quite like a mouth-full of caltrops in some goon’s face!
Supercult West is proud to present Enter the Ninja!