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Deadly Life of a Ninja (1983)
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Deadly Life of a Ninja (1983)
Original name: 亡命忍者
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman and his sister-in-law are targeted for assassination by a band of evil ninjas and their vicious leader (Yasuaki Kurata). The ninjas are committing bizarre murders all over the city, and the police can't seem to pick up their trail -- so they call in ninja hunter and Kendo master Mr. Chow (Kuan Tai Chen). To take down the silent killers, Mr. Chow will have to fight against incredible odds in this campy ninja classic.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, ninja, murder, ninjitsu, adventure, crimes, heroes, danger, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, assassination, kung fu, businessman, sword fight, kendo, killing an animal, katana, katana sword
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about martial arts, rivalry, heroes, master warrior, crimes, danger and kung fu mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Deadly Life of a Ninja: Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978), The Master (1980), Iron Fingers of Death (1982), Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978), Heroes of the Wild (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shaolin Challenges Ninja (1978)
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The Master (1980)
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Duration: 92 min.
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Time: 70s
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Iron Fingers of Death (1982)
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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