When hip-hop (along with rap, breakdance and graffitti) broke out with a full force in the 1980s, it would be just a matter of time for the exploitation film-makers to take note. When “Beat Street” was announced for a release in 1984, clever exploiteers Golan and Globus from Cannon Films saw their opportunity and beat the competition with their own take on breakdance dancing.
I am pretty much in the mood of reliving my very early teen age when anything ninja ruled. No, seriously, end of 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, that was the time I (along with a few of my friends) have spent time watching a lot of movies – horrors, actioners, martial arts and talk about ninja fascination – back then any movie with martial arts ruled and ninja movies were the cream of the crop, no discussion allowed! At least for me and my two close friends, we were watching ninja flicks whenever we could lay our hands on. And it‘s great to be able to re-watch them again. It‘s been almost 30 years I‘d seen this kick-ass flick – which I‘m gonna share my thoughts about with you – on a bootleg tape (well, what a surprise back then), courtesy of my luckier friend with a videoplayer, but I could recall almost the whole movie still!