New York Ninja

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This movie was made in 1984, but it wasn't released until now. Looks like it's only available for purchase via Vinegar Syndrome. Based on this trailer, it's worth it.

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The star and director John Liu is also in a movie called Invincible Armour, which features one of the all time great villain deaths, so highly recommend that one.



The star and director John Liu is also in a movie called Invincible Armour, which features one of the all time great villain deaths, so highly recommend that one.
Cool, I'll check that out as well since I've never seen John Liu in anything. I'm ashamed to admit that I thought it was Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa of Mortal Kombat fame at first glance.
Looking at the cover of Invincible Armour, I wonder if the villain inspired the look of Pai Mei from Kill Bill.



Cool, I'll check that out as well since I've never seen John Liu in anything. I'm ashamed to admit that I thought it was Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa of Mortal Kombat fame at first glance.
Looking at the cover of Invincible Armour, I wonder if the villain inspired the look of Pai Mei from Kill Bill.
The Pai Mei character I believe is originally from Executioners from Shaolin. He's played by Lieh Lo there, but the actor playing the hero, Gordon Liu, plays the role in Kill Bill.



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New York Ninja is a wild movie. Kurtis Spieler, the co-founder of Vinegar Syndrome, had gotten all the original reels, B-rolls, and other things as the film was abandoned before any sound was done on the film. He spent two years reconstructing the film and added an 80's like score and had B-movie actors overdub the voices, with legendary kickboxer Don :The Dragon" Wilson voicing John Liu's character and horror icon Michael Berryman as the villain called the Plutonium Killer, whose skin tends to melt when excited.

Liu did get into some legal trouble in the 1990s while living in Spain. He now lives in Vietnam in a boat shack with no electricity. VS attempted to reach out to him but Liu said he wanted nothing to do the with the film, but gave the company his blessing.
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