• Release Date: 16th February 2016
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Starring: Sho Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kai Benz
  • Directed By: Gordon Hessler
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In Pray for Death, martial arts legend Sho Kosugi (Enter the Ninja, Ninja 3: The Domination) stars as a family man driven to exact vigilante justice – ninja style!

Akira (Kosugi) has brought his wife and two boys to the United States in search of a better life. But their slice of the American Dream is quickly soured when they fall foul of a group of jewellery thieves. Unfortunately for the bad guys, they didn’t count on Akira being a secret black ninja.

The samurai sword of vengeance falls swift and hard in this classic slice of '80s ninja action from director Gordon Hessler (Scream and Scream Again, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad), culminating in an action-packed showdown of Commando-esque proportions.


"Arrow Video commences a welcome Shô Kosugi renaissance with their razor-sharp Blu-ray."
- Slant Magazine

"Arrow has once again given an overlooked genre film the royal treatment with a high definition transfer that should please all viewers... Highly recommended."
- City On Fire

"Arrow Video may bow its head in honor for preserving the film's uncut presentation and supplying another batch of engaging supplemental content for one of the decade's fast-kicking ninja highlights."
- Pop Culture Playhouse


High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Brand new digital transfers of the Unrated and R-rated versions
Original Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 audio
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Sho and Tell Part 1: Birth of a Ninja – an exclusive interview with Sho Kosugi, in which the star discusses the early stages of his lm career, leading up to his role in Pray for Death
Sho Kosugi on Martial Art Forms – an archive interview with Kosugi, including footage of his ninja demonstration from the 1985 New York premiere of Pray for Death
Sho Kosugi Trailer Gallery: Enter the Ninja (1981), Revenge of the Ninja (1983), Pray for Death (1985) and Rage of Honor (1987)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
The first pressing also includes a collector's booklet featuring an extract from Sho Kosugi's upcoming biography

SRP: $29.95

  • Details

    • Region: A
    • Rating: NR
    • Cat No: AV039
    • Duration: 98 mins
    • Language: English
    • Subtitles: English / English SDH
    • Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
    • Audio: PCM Stereo 2.0
    • Color