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MUBI Theatre at the Aero | Beyond Fest 2021
World Premiere of NY NINJA followed by the featurette RE-ENTER THE NY NINJA. Surprise third film featuring Cynthia Rothrock to be announced!
Introduction and Q&A with Cynthia Rothrock, Leon Issac Kennedy, Adrienne Meltzer, and Vinegar Syndrome. This is a vaccinated-only screening.
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Are you ready to discover your new favourite cult film? Trust us when we say nothing can prepare you for the madness of NEW YORK NINJA, an obscurity so incredible in its outlandishness that only a company like Vinegar Syndrome could bring it back to life.
Shot in 1984 but never finished, NEW YORK NINJA was to be the magnum opus of John Liu, who wanted to make a true kung-fu epic on the streets of New York City. However, having completed the shoot, he found himself beset by a variety of obstacles, ultimately abandoning the film and retiring to Vietnam, never to be heard from again!
Enter the genius braintrust at Vinegar Syndrome who, upon discovering the unfinished reels of the film, set to work to complete perhaps the greatest 80’s action film no one has ever seen. Working with an editor to cut the film, the Vinegar Syndrome team approached some of the greatest actors of the action genre to provide voices for the cast including Cynthia Rothrock, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson and more!
The end result is a true cinematic celebration of the martial arts films that we all adore as well as a love letter to the enduring power of cinema, encapsulated in the 37-year journey of one man’s dream becoming a silver screen reality ready to take its rightful place among the pantheon of greats.
Join us at a screening unlike any other and discover the unveiling of NEW YORK NINJA, finally on the big screen where it belongs! – Evrim Ersoy
DISTRIBUTOR: Vinegar Syndrome Pictures