Scene of the Week: Like Father Like Son
Shô Kosugi wasted little time indoctrinating his sons, Shane and Kane, into the world of martial arts. As soon as Shô could start training them he did and those skills would pay off both sooner and later for his sons.
When Shô Kosugi began making movies in America, he was not selfish. Shô included his sons in a number of his projects including Pray for Death, Black Eagle and Revenge of the Ninja. After working with their father on those movies, Shane did not pursue other acting projects with the same vigor that his older brother Kane did. Kane would star in the Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero TV series in the early 90’s and then the Super Sentai TV series in the mid-90’s. And then Kane began starring in action movies just like his dear old dad did. Muscle Heat, DOA: Dead or Alive, Tekken: Kazuya’s Revenge and Ninja: Shadow of a Tear are among Kane’s acting feature films.
In this week’s Scene of the Week, we go back to the movie that started it all for Kane Kosugi, 1983’s Revenge of the Ninja. This was Kane’s acting debut (he even gets the “introducing” credit) and his first opportunity to showcase the fighting skills his father taught him. Our Scene of the Week features the 9 year old Kane taking on the lovely Cathy (Ashley Ferrare) in a fight I’m not sure anyone could have seen coming. Ashley has been hypnotized by the evil Braden (Arthur Roberts) to kidnap Kane and bring him to Braden. But as you’ll soon see, Kane is not going to go without a fight…