Blu-ray collection of the 3 Ninjas movies (distributed by Via Vision).
3 Ninjas Film Collection | Blu-ray (Via Vision)
RELEASE DATE: January 2024
In January 2024, Via Vision Entertainment, an Australian label, will release a 2-Disc Blu-ray set (Region B) featuring the 3 Ninjas Film Collection. This collection will include the films 3 Ninjas (1992), 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994), 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995), and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998).
In the film “3 Ninjas” (1992), the FBI is no match for a powerful organized crime group. It’s up to three brothers, who are skilled in the art of ninjutsu, to take on the challenge. As the action heats up, they put their martial arts abilities to use to defeat the criminals and outsmart their determined kidnappers. The movie also features a theatrical trailer.
martial arts prodigies must defend him from a rival dojo
In 1994, the movie “3 Ninjas Kick Back” tells the story of three young martial arts experts who accompany their grandfather to Japan and must protect him from a competing martial arts school.
The Ninjas are caught in the chaos of martial arts. They are being chased by a group of clumsy thieves and a large army of skilled Ninjas. Rocky, Colt, and Tum Tum are overwhelmed with intense fighting and hilarious humor.
In 1995, the movie “3 Ninjas Knuckle Up” combines elements of fun, action, and comedy as Rocky, Colt, and Tum Tum become friends with a Native American girl named Jo. Together, they are pulled into a current conflict between the local Native American community and a corrupt businessman. Using their own weapons and knowledge of Native American traditions, the three ninjas lead a charge into the enemy’s stronghold – the heavily guarded Harding Waste Plants – for an exciting showdown that will captivate all audiences.
In the 1998 film “3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain,” the three brothers find themselves at their beloved amusement park where they witness the abduction of TV star Dave Dragon (played by Hulk Hogan). They must confront the nefarious Lothar Zogg (Jim Varney) and his boss Medusa (Loni Anderson), who have plans to take over the park. The Ninja brothers are determined to fight back and seek revenge.
For those who enjoy Asian cinema, here’s a little story about the director of 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995):
Shin Sang-ok, a renowned director in Korean cinema since the 1950s, is best known for his acclaimed films A Flower in Hell and My Mother and Her Guest. He was married to the popular actress Choi Eun-hee, who was abducted in 1978 by North Korean agents in Hong Kong under the orders of Kim Jong-il. When Sang-ok tried to investigate her disappearance, he too was kidnapped. Despite two unsuccessful escape attempts, he was eventually sent to a re-education camp. In 1983, he began directing films in North Korea under the guidance of Kim Jong-il, with his most well-known work being the North Korean monster movie, Pulgasari.
In 1986, while promoting their films in Vienna, both Sang-ok and Eun-hee fled to the U.S. Embassy and were granted asylum. They eventually settled in Virginia before moving to Los Angeles in the 1990s. Sang-ok was afraid to return to South Korea because he feared that the security police wouldn’t believe his kidnapping story. Following the example of Park Woo-sang, he changed his name to Simon Sheen and directed the 1995 film 3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up, the second sequel to the 1992 children’s movie 3 Ninjas. Sang-ok also worked as a writer on the first sequel, 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994), and served as executive producer for all three sequels (including 1998’s 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain) before returning to Korea. Interestingly, Park Woo-sang himself was an associate producer for the original 1992 film, connecting all four entries to Korea.
If you found this article about Shin Sang-ok interesting, be sure to read our complete feature piece: “Hallyu in Hollywood: Koreans in America from the 1970s to the 1990s.”
Below, we have provided trailers for all four films.