Synopsis by Mark Deming
A holy man must use violence to bring peace and justice to an embattled Chinese community in this martial arts film which combines drama with satiric comedy. A Buddhist monk from Japan (Alexander Lo) travels to China to study his faith at the Shaolin Temple. However, a group of Japanese ninjas with a grudge against the Shaolin plan an all-out assault on the temple, and the spiritual traveler is forced to put his fighting skills to the test to win justice against the bloodthirsty ninjas. Along the way, the monk encounters flying ninja water spiders (big enough to ride like a rowboat), a group of Californian Hare Krishnas of questionable demeanor, and the infamous Black Monk of Harlem. Ninja: The Final Duel was also released on video as Shaolin Dolemite, featuring new scenes and bizarre dubbed dialogue featuring comedian Rudy Ray Moore.
Buddhism, monk, Ninja, spider, temple