VIDEO NIGHTS: Scream Factory presents "Ninja III: The Domination" (Blu-Ray release party!) + Harmon & Schrab's Found Crap 10


An absolute Video Nights favorite — it’s Flashdance meets The Exorcist meets Enter The Ninja! When Ninja III: The Domination hit theater screens in 1984, it was immediately hailed as a brave and important film, one of Hollywood’s first to deal openly with the contemporary issue of ninja spirit possession. Lucinda Dickey (star of the Breakin’ mini-franchise) plays an aerobics instructor taken over by the ghost of a bloodthirsty ninja warrior — and when she takes revenge against his murderers (which here equals the entire Phoenix police force), the sword-wielding badass Sho Kosugi must lock horns with our svelte anti-heroine. Even with the above description, it’s difficult (and great fun) to put into words up just how off its rocker this legendary slab of neon delirium really is: from one of the most inexplicable opening sequences in all of martial-arts cinema, in which “the golf course slaughterstorm immediately sets the stage for an IQ-shattering attack against all five senses” (Alamo Drafthouse) — to sexual antics more at home on the planet Mars than in the suburban Southwest — Ninja III will blow your booty to bits. Come celebrate NINJA NIGHT with us dressed as a ninja and we’ll give you stuff! The show begins with the latest installment of found footage fuckery from Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab, both in person (schedules permitting.) Plus, Ninja III stunt co-ordinator Steve Lambert will be here for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Sam Firstenberg, 1984, 35mm, 92 min.

Watch Cinefamily superfan Brad McLaughlin’s original trailer for “Ninja III: The Domination”!