|Black Eagle 1988 PG-13, 93 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Eric Karson
Cast: Sho Kosugi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Doran Clark, Bruce French, Vladimir Skomarovsky, William Bassett, Gene Davis, Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Jan Triska, Dorota Puzio, George Portelli, Alfred Mallia, Joe Quattromani, Victor Bartolo
An American military jet, a F-100, goes down in the Mediterranean, and the CIA sends an agent, Ken Tani (Sho Kosugi), to find missing secret equipment. Events heat up when the KGB also sends in an agent, Andrei (Jean-Claude Van Damme).
|Blind Fury 1989 R, 86 min.|
Director: Phillip Noyce
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Brandon Call, Terry O'Quinn, Lisa Blount, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Noble Willingham, Meg Foster, Nick Cassavetes, Rick Overton, Sho Kosugi, Paul James Vasquez, Julia Gonzalez, Woody Watson, Alex Morris, Charles Cooper
Blindness is the gimmick employed when a sightless swordsman uses his martial-arts skills in a quest against evil. The swordsman is based on a blind Samurai, Zatoichi, who made Japanese movies in the 1960s.
|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.
|Ninja Assassin 2009 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: James McTeigue
Cast: Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Rick Yune, Sho Kosugi, Guido Foehrweisser, Stephen Marcus, Sung Kang, Jonathan Chan-Pensley, Kylie Goldstein, Randall Duk Kim, Yuki Iwamoto, Anna Sawai, Adriana Altaras, Yoon Sungwoong
When he was a young child, Raizo (Rain) was taken from the streets and transformed into a killing machine by the Ozunu Clan. Later, the Ozunu assassins kill Raizo's good friend, and Raizo is now waiting to avenge his friend's murder. Meanwhile, Europol agent Mika (Naomie Harris) is following a money trail that links political murders to the Ozunu Clan. Mika's investigation results in making her an Ozunu Clan target, but Raizo saves her. Now, Mika and Raizo are both targeted as they try to escape and are hunted by the Ozunu Clan throughout the streets of Europe.
|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.
|Revenge of the Ninja 1983 R, 90 min.|
Director: Sam Firstenberg
Cast: Sho Kosugi, Keith Vitali, Virgil Frye, Arthur Roberts, Mario Gallo, Grace Oshita
In this sequel to "Enter the Ninja," excessive blood and gore mark the kung fu adventure about a Japanese warrior (Cho Osaki/Black Ninja) who comes to the U.S. and opens a doll shop. But he soon discovers that his friend has involved him in a heroin smuggling operation (drugs are hidden in the dolls), and Cho vows to avenge the betrayal. Followed by "Ninja III: The Domination."
|1. Black Eagle (1988)|
2. Blind Fury (1989)
3. Enter the Ninja (1981)
4. Ninja Assassin (2009)
5. Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
6. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
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