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Let’s look at Enter the Ninja. First created and incorporated in 1967 by Christopher Dewey and Dennis Friedland, Cannon Films got its start making and distributing small budget films; the company first attracted mainstream critical and commercial notice with John G. Avildsen’s Joe (1970), which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and established Peter Boyle as a reliable actor. However, the rest of the decade didn’t give the company much more success following that breakout and in 1979, Israeli producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus purchased Cannon and proceeded to revamp the company’s business model. That model – which saw lower tiered scripts that most studios would pass up being bought and put into production – would give rise to many cult films in the 1980’s, of which Enter the Ninja was among those future cult favorites. Kino – who had previous released the movie on Blu-ray in 2015 – has given the movie a brand new Blu-ray release here...

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