The term “ninjai” grew increasingly popular in the Western world after World War II, probably because it was more comfortable for Western speakers to use in the context. When the “evening” of the playing field was done so well, the aristocracy began to hire the best of these clans’ so-called “ninjas” as spies or mercenaries. It became common practice for ninja from these two clans, the Koga and the Iga, to leave their towns to work for lords or the Shogunate itself. Many established “respectable” families and lineages of their own, which eventually formed the basis for today’s popular image of ninja as shadow warriors within the Ninjai Movie.
THE KILLER ELITE (1975)
Who is Sam Peckinpah? No one has ever made a ninja movie by the greatest action filmmaker of all time. With James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Burt Young?!?!?! It sounds too wonderful to be true, but regrettably, it isn’t for action seekers. Even though it isn’t one of the legendary tough-guy director’s best films, this thriller about the protection of a Japanese diplomat by a team of veteran mercenaries is a landmark for ninja fans because it was one of the first mainstream American feature films to present the shadow-assassins in a “realistic” manner, if only for the extended shipyard brawl finale for little nijai.
Ninja Fantasy (1987)
Ninja fantasy is one of the best possible movies on Ninjas. Ho Chi-Mou and Ed Woo, Stanley Chan, Ho Fong, Ho Fong, and Godfrey Hall are just a few of the many aliases under which the enigmatic Hong Kong producer/director Godfrey Ho is said to have produced and directed more than 80 films between 1980 and 1990. (but also targets of ridicule and parody).All except one film in which the word “Ninja warrior” was used as a title had been constructed by mixing newly-shot ninja action scenes into pre-existing low-budget films from Thailand, the Philippines and other Asian countries before using English-language dubbing to (loosely) connect the scenes with a new plot. Ninjai Unofficial had also brought in good craze from people. In American Ninja Warrior, fans see the smartest, brightest, and most courageous athletes compete against each other in a series of challenges that appear impossible from the comfort of a couch. Some of the athletes competing to climb the Warped Wall have done better than others, even though they come from all over the world.
The octagon is number thirteen (1980)
It’s here: For the first time in his career, Chuck Norris does not be pounded around the Colosseum by Bruce Lee in this Chuck Norris movie. In the wake of the Rambo-imitator era, it’s easy to forget how novel Norris’ original appeal as a white American action hero.
Ninja Terminators (1985)
Don’t be shocked if you find Godfrey Ho on this list twice, as he has at least 115 known films to his name. Godfrey Ho’s “best” ninja movie, Ninja Terminator features some of Ho’s best action sequences, a coherent storyline, and the presence of B-movie star Richard Harrison, who is often regarded as “the” Godfrey Ho ninja actor.
While Japanese action films featuring martial arts were popular in the United States, Japanese actor and martial artist ShoKosugi rose to fame in the B-movie world thanks to his memorable roles in Canon Films’ so-called “Ninja Trilogy” (Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja, and Ninja III: The Domination), as well as his reputation as a “real-life” little ninja (in the sense of having studied ninjutsu alongside Karate, Pray For Death was one of the few American martial-arts films of the era to feature Asian characters at the center of their own story, and he got to show off his charisma onscreen.