American Ninja Saga (1985-1990): timeline; interview with Sam Firstenberg and more.

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Hello!

Any fan of the American Ninja Saga (1985-1990) starring Michael Dudikoff, Steve James and David Bradley here?

Long time ago, I created this site featuring a cool fictional timeline of the 4 movies and exclusive interviews !!!!!!!

http://americanninjasaga.blogspot.com

There's an extensive interview with Sam Firstenberg, director of American Ninja (1985) and American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987).

Enjoy. :ninja:
 
I used to watch the heck out of the first 2 films. Michael Dudikoff and Steve James were quite a team. Cool, fun stuff! Still, I think Sam Firstenberg used them both best in Avenging Force.
 
I used to watch the heck out of the first 2 films. Michael Dudikoff and Steve James were quite a team. Cool, fun stuff! Still, I think Sam Firstenberg used them both best in Avenging Force.


Thank you so much for your feedback, man! :gngl:
 
Hello!

Any fan of the American Ninja Saga (1985-1990) starring Michael Dudikoff, Steve James and David Bradley here?

Long time ago, I created this site featuring a cool fictional timeline of the 4 movies and exclusive interviews !!!!!!!

http://americanninjasaga.blogspot.com

There's an extensive interview with Sam Firstenberg, director of American Ninja (1985) and American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987).

Enjoy. :ninja:

Cool, thanks for that. :up: I'll give it a look when I'm not in work [internet security wont let me access anything with the word blog in it. lol].

I used to watch the heck out of the first 2 films. Michael Dudikoff and Steve James were quite a team. Cool, fun stuff! Still, I think Sam Firstenberg used them both best in Avenging Force.

Same here. The first two films I used to watch religiously (seriously, I do mean religiously] - I was literally hiring them out from the video shop near my house [them and Sakura Killers] every week. Never quite got the buzz from Blood Hunt or the subsequent sequels, even after the return of Joe in Annihilation. Sean was never that interesting to me as a character and just didn't seem to be a patch on Joe, in any fashion. Actually, thinking about it, it always irked me that Joe could take out guys in just a couple of moves but Sean always seemed to take an age to dispatch the guys he was fighting against, taking some serious hits in the process. In retrospect, I appreciate the irony that Bradley was a real martial artist and Dudikoff wasn't.

Seem to recall seeing a great AM making of way back when and I think the Electric Bugaloo documentary covers AN a bit.

I'll still watch the first two if I chance upon them but they are very much of the time and I've found that its a kind of a hard sell to get anyone to watch them with me [my fiancé dismisses the notion out of hand and one of my friends described the first one as 'an episode of the A Team with ninjas', which hand on heart I couldn't refute]. Its for those reasons that I recently suggested that AM was ripe for a serious remake in a thread recently as they premise is great, although seeing all the controversy that met Iron Fist makes me think that the exact same thing would happen here if they did.

We NEED a decent, high profile ninja movie. Ninja Assassin had so much promise but was such a disappointment and I'll admit that in my desperation for ninja action I even found myself liking parts of G.I.Joe II. Gah!

Someone do a faithful live-action Ninja Scroll movie. Stat.
 
Braddock, I agree!
 
There are two apocryphal sequels:

Lethal Ninja, also known as American Ninja 5: The Nostradamus Syndrome (1992).
American Ninja V (1993), starring David Bradley as Joe Kastle (a new character).
 

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