American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)

R   |    |  Action, Drama

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A man newly trained in the martial arts must save his trainer from experimentation.


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5 February 2021 | rollernerd
| Rushed and disjointed
Welcome back to another edition of Adam's Reviews!! **queue in intro music**

Today's movie review is American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), where we have Sean as the new American Ninja played by David Bradley. From the original flicks, Steve James returns as Jackson, the charming ex-military guy who loves his knives and head snaps. Now remember, this is a B-Grade Martial Arts flick, so don't have any expectations. Sloppy story line and poor choice in character development in particular the main bad guy. That what this film lacked -a true villain. In the first two flicks you knew who the baddies were and what they were capable of. In this one, you have no clue or have no real interest. Bradley does well for his take on the Sean character but his performance is smashed by his lack of story which makes him out of place. James does well to make the film entertaining with his comedic turns as he has in the first two films but in the end the film failed to impress me due to the fact that the title itself didn't really connect to the film. Where is the blood hunt? Its cool how the story has a unique connection to current global affairs around a man made virus but failed to capitalise on this. Yeh like the other films there are campy acting but to me this film lacked creativity. The sword fighting and the karate championship were cool snippets of this film but overall it felt rushed 4/10

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Release Date:

24 February 1989



Country of Origin

USA, Canada, South Africa

Filming Locations

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$222,252 26 February 1989

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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