|Beach Red 1967 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Cornel Wilde
Cast: Cornel Wilde, Rip Torn, Burr DeBenning, Jean Wallace, Dewey Stringer, Patrick Wolfe, Linda Albertano, Dale Ishimoto, Jaime Sanchez, Genki Koyama, Gene Blakely, Michael Parsons, Jan Garrison, Fred Galang, Hiroshi Kiyama
This is one of the more honest accounts of the horrors of war, which tells the story of U.S. Marines' attempts to capture a beachhead in the Pacific.
|Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 PG-13, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker, Chris Rock, Soon-Tek Oh, Keith Cooke, Francois Chau, Dale Ishimoto, Daming Chen, Burt Bulos, Curtis Blanck, Tom Bailey, Jason Tobin, Richard Kline
The funny, bumbling Chris Farley is an overweight, sub-standard Ninja who takes a job to spy on Nicollette Sheridan's boyfriend in Beverly Hills. This one's okay for Farley fans, but many others will find it stupid.
|Enter the Ninja 1981 R, 94 min.|
Director: Menahem Golan
Cast: Franco Nero, Susan George, Sho Kosugi, Alex Courtney, Will Hare, Zachi Noy, Dale Ishimoto, Christopher George
In this, the first of a series of three films, Franco Nero and his rival Sho Kosugi go at it, with Christopher George thrown in to make it more fun. These films are pretty weak entries, especially compared to Bruce Lee flicks. "Revenge of the Ninja" and "Ninja III–The Domination" follow.
|A Majority of One 1961 N/R, 156 min.|
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue, Mae Questel, Alan Mowbray, Frank Wilcox, Gary Vinson, Sharon Hugueny, Dale Ishimoto
Different backgrounds of Jewish Mrs. Jacoby (Rosalind Russell) and Japanese Koichi Asano (Alec Guinness) come together and the result is a humorous romance.
|Ninja III: The Domination 1984 R, 95 min.|
Director: Sam Firstenberg
Cast: Sho Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett, David Chung, Dale Ishimoto, James Hong, Bob Craig, Roy Padilla
This follow-up to "Revenge of the Ninja" is, hopefully, the last one and is probably the best of the lot. A bad Ninja is killed, but his spirit haunts Lucinda Dickey. Some pretty good action scenes.
|Walk, Don't Run 1966 N/R, 114 min.|
Director: Charles Walters
Cast: Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, John Standing, Miiko Taka, Ted Hartley, Ben Astar, George Takei, Dale Ishimoto, Peggy Rea
During the Tokyo Olympic games, a British businessman (Cary Grant) finds he must share his apartment with a young woman (Samantha Eggar) and a U.S. Walking Team member (Jim Hutton). The results are amusing at times, but there are also some boring times. Grant retired from films after this one.
|1. Beach Red (1967)|
2. Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
3. Enter the Ninja (1981)
4. A Majority of One (1961)
5. Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
6. Walk, Don't Run (1966)
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