Ninja III: The Domination (1984) is an American martial arts action horror film directed by Sam Firstenberg. The film stars Sho Kosugi, who is also the fight choreographer, Lucinda Dickey, Jordan Bennett, and James Hong. It is the third film in Cannon Films’ Ninja Trilogy anthology series, the first was Enter the Ninja (1981) and the second, Revenge of the Ninja (1983). This film, like the others in the series, has garnered a cult following.
Martial artist, American actor and stuntman, Steven Lambert is the stunt coordinator for Ninja III along with Rick Barker.
Ninja III: The Domination (1984) is about an evil ninja who attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave by possessing an innocent woman’s body.
Ninja III: The Domination (1984), a telephone linewoman and aerobics instructor by the name of Christie Ryder (Lucinda Dickey) is possessed by the evil spirit of the Black Ninja Hanjuro (David Chung), when she comes to the aid of the fallen ninja. The spirit of Hanjuro uses her body to carry out his revenge on the police officers who killed him. One of the officers is Billy Secord (Jordan Bennett), who falls for Christie, but who can’t understand why she is so preoccupied with Japanese culture and when she sudden blackouts for not reason, he is unable to help her. Out of options, the two turn to a Japanese exorcist Miyashima (James Hong), who manages to summon the ninja within her. The exorcist is unable to force the spirit out of Christie, and reveals that “only a ninja can destroy a ninja”. Christie and Billy are forced to seek the aid of Goro Yamada (Sho Kosugi), a ninja who has been hunting the assassin for killing his people. Christie and Billy and Yamada are finally able to force the ninja out of Christie in a dangerous game that results in the spirit repossessing his own dead body and fighting Yamada to the end, finally freeing everyone from the curse of the ninja.