Black Belt Theatre TV - Revenge of the Ninja
In the 1970’s, the beautifully violent Bruce Lee films began the revolution and evolution of American martial arts cinema. Yet the 1980s was a bi-pronged, surprising combination of devolution and aberration that no one saw coming: the wacky infusion of English-dubbed kung-fu movies seen on late night TV and their bootlegged, pan-and-scan tapes lining independent video store shelves reaching American pop culture status; and the schlock and role, illogically ridiculous and ridiculously coherent Americanized ninja films.
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