SUPER NINJAS (aka Five Element Ninjas) poster

Via the ever superb Wrong Side of the Art:

I find this English language market distro poster for Five Element Ninjas perplexing. The art makes this look like a team-up film, like a shinobified version of Force Five or something. Furthermore, why with such a visually rich film would you opt for an illustrated poster? These were the flavor of the day, I know, but the characters always end up looking like European barbarians.