The Turkish Film Disguised as a Chop Socky Flick
The usual modus operandi of ’80s Hong Kong producers IFD and Filmark was to take an old Chinese film, add a few new scenes of Caucasian actors (often in ninja costumes), and sell it to overseas markets as a new film. Except the one time they started with a kung fu movie from Turkey.
Turning their formula upside down, Filmark took the Turkish/HK co-production “Karateciler İstanbul’da,” starring “Turkish Star Wars” icon (and the Turkish Godfather) Cüneyt Arkın, and added a handful of new scenes starring Chinese actors. Including “Enter the Dragon” co-star Bolo Yeung. The result was Ninja Killer. Despite featuring no ninjas whatsoever.
Join us for the new Golden Ninja Podcast as we unmask “Ninja Killer” and cop thriller/ninja mashup Silver Dragon Ninja:
The Golden Ninja Podcast at Stitcher
Sleazy K’s Video
Neon Harbor – Site, Twitter, Facebook
Golden Ninja Warrior Chronicles
Buy the book Golden Ninja Operation by Jesús Manuel Pérez Molina
The Golden Ninja Podcast 3: Kickboxer King & Kickboxer The Champion
AVV DVD – Official site
The Man Who Saves The World (Turkish Star Wars) – Watch on You Tube