Revenge of the Ninja to get a special edition Blu-ray from Kino Lorber

Sam Firstenberg’s ninja film that stars the legendary Sho Kosugi is getting some new high-definition treatment with a new release from Kino Lorber.

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Only a ninja can stop a ninja. And only cool boutique companies like Kino Lorber can take a movie like Revenge of the Ninja and give it its own special edition Blu-ray release. Recently, it was reported that director Sam Firstenberg is on a journey to restore his martial arts film American Samurai, but one of the director’s more popular works is now getting a special physical media release with a bevy of special features. We’ve touched on the “Ninja Trilogy” from Cannon Films on our YouTube channel series, Reel Action, and Revenge of the Ninja is one of the films from the 80s that took the ninja craze and elevated it for the masses. reports that Kino Lorber is set to have the disc hit the market on May 21.

The plot description reads, “The Ninja are back! Brandishing swords and fists, leaping and kicking, wielding blow darts and explosives, they know a thousand ways to kill. Martial arts legend Shô Kosugi (Pray for Death, Rage of Honor) delivers a heart-pounding display of strength, speed and lethal Ninja know-how in this action-packed thriller that takes us back to the good old days of the kung fu extravaganza. When a band of Ninja assassins slaughters the family of Cho Osaki (Kosugi), he flees to America in the hope of building a new life. A former Ninja himself, Osaki tries to escape his deadly past but soon discovers he has become the pawn of a ruthless drug trafficker—an American Ninja intent on killing anyone who crosses his path…including Osaki!

Directed by action maestro Sam Firstenberg (Avenging Force) and produced by Cannon legends Yoram Globus and Menahem Golan, Revenge of the Ninja is terrific entertainment with slam-bang action scenes, mind-blowing stunts and legendary villains like Professor Toru Tanaka (The Perfect Weapon)!”

The special features and technical specs include:

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Action Film Historians Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Audio Commentary by Director Sam Firstenberg and Stunt Coordinator Steven Lambert
  • Intro by Sam Firstenberg
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
  • Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
  • Optional English Subtitles
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