Kunoichi Ninpocho 1 (Japan 1989)

Rating: ***

Bizarre, yet intriguing. Great looking, stylish, and well made, this is the tale of a princess and her four female ninja who have sworn to protect the unborn heir to their tribe. The female ninja are well versed in various ninja tricks which allow them to pass the fetus to one another and defeat their enemies using sexual leglocks, vaginal suction, and "vagina bubbles from hell" to quote Asian Cult Cinema. The girls look great, fight a lot, get naked, and never lose their intense deadly seriousness. A fine production marred only by lame fighting (but way-cool posing) and cheesy digital effects. Must be seen to be appreciated.