To finish off the 2018 season of Freak-Out Friday in style, get ready for a wild evening of Z films so bad they defy all logic of film making: legendarily bad actors, monumentally incompetent continuity editing, dubbing so bad that it morphs drama into comedy – in short best of the Zs, so cherished by cinephiles with a sense of humour the world over.

Expect the usual suspects: Ninjas, Cannon and low-grade Italian exploitations films– and that’s exactly what you’ll get at our dynamite, double-bill of dubbed Cannon ninjas and an Italian post-Apocalypse.

Ninja 2: Ultime Violence – 1983

After their family has been wiped out by Ninjas, Cho and son Kane leave for the United States to start a new life. They open a doll shop there, but discover that a friend has betrayed them by stuffing one of the dolls with heroine. They must now prepare for the ultimate battle of a lifetime.

A happy mix of Ninja stuff – black kimonos, shurikens and smoke balls, run through a Z-film filter.


Country: USA

Year: 1983

Runtime: 1hr30

Version: in French

Cast & Credits

Director: Sam Firstenberg

Screenplay: James R. Silke

Producers: Yoram Globus & Menahem Golan

Music: W. Michael Lewis

Cinematography: David Gurfinkel

Editing: Mark Helfrich

Actors: Shô Kosugi, Keith Vitali, Kane Kosugi