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Ninjette Triple Threat
on June 23, 2012
With the boxed set entitled "The Ninja-Thon Collection" - Switchblade DVD authoring has provided a (reasonably priced!) nice little 3 pak of female ninja themed tales - each on its' own separate disc! Martial Arts purists may be a little disappointed in the `martial action' aspects of these 3 flix, but fans of naked Japanese girlz hamming it up in Ninja-gear will doubtless find their wishes fulfilled! The `action' in all of these little `kunoichi' offerings is definitely skewed to the erotic side and features lots of interesting little `kinks' to lift the ero-elements above the mundane.
Although there are some thematic similarities in all 3 movies, there is no interconnection of the plots - each story and the characters portrayed are unique in themselves.
"Ninja She-Devil" provides the most pulchritudinous of the Ninja-ettes in actress Yuma Asami. As `kunoichi-philes' know - ninja maidens possess certain `sex powers' that often give them an edge over their opponents - this film's heroine has a particularly bizarre one: the `transport power" which allows her to `carry the seed' of a man for up to 7 days and transmit it to another woman! Esoteric as this `power' may be it becomes the focal plot point for this film as the female ninja is conscripted to carry the `seed' of a dying warlord to his distant mistress so that they can produce an heir. Needless to say, her `trip' isn't smooth! This flik has the `softest' of the erotic scenes - mostly built around the `transmission' and `delivery' of `the seed'!
"I Was A Teenage Ninja" has more `mystical/magical' elements within its' contents and the most complex of the plot-lines. The super cute teen ninja (Saki Ninomiya) has a mysterious `Christian' background that plagues her with guilty feelings as she carries out numerous kills at her `master's' bidding - until one of her designated victims presents a startling revelation about her past. The sex gets a little wilder in this film with more of an emphasis on girl/girl encounters.
"Ninjaken: The Naked Sword" rounds out the trio and it is the kinkiest of the batch in both plot and ero-action. While on a mission to dispatch a rival war-lord, kunoichi `Asa' is wounded and ends up in a Buddhist convent to recuperate. Unfortunately for her though, it turns our that the `convent' is actually a `front' for a female slavery ring and our poor ninjette is subjected to rigorous erotic `conditioning' in order to make her appealing for a slave auction. Throughout this flik our heroine (played by perky Kaede Matsushima) finds herself in bondage a lot - being groped by the bad guys - until she `plays her aces' in the final reel!
All of these `movies' are shot direct-to -video affairs with a typically short runtime of about 75 min each. The cinematography is pretty decent and the productions values are `sparse' but OK for the quality of the general product - which is decidedly sex-ploitational. That said - the primary selling features of this set are the generous doses of nudity and sex scenes portrayed, and in that department all 3 deliver pretty nicely! While not total `knock-outs' - all of the actresses featured in the films are plenty attractive and spend more time out of their ninja-suits than in them. The sex scenes are (of course) all relatively soft-core simulated with no `full nudity' but also no annoying fogging' block-outs. I found that the 235 odd minutes required to sit thru them all whizzed by fairly effortlessly. I'd likely even give them all more than a single viewing - light weight fare but worth a look if U R into this particular sub-genre of Asian cinemarotica..