I was never hip enough to dig Y.K. Kim’s “Miami Connection” when it landed way back in 1987 (that’s the right word, right? “hip”?), but man, this thing looks wacky as all get-out. For fans of Y.K. Kim and “Miami Connection”, which apparently had a “very limited theatrical and scarce VHS release in 1987” before it “vanished into obscurity”, you’re in luck, because Drafthouse Films is bringing it back in style. Now boasting “HD from elements sourced by the America Genre Film Archive (AGFA)” (whatever that means; I’m assuming it’s a good thing), “Miami Connection” will be re-launched at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival on Saturday, July 7th (with Kim in attendance, natch) and will officially return to cinemas, home video and debut on digital platforms in late 2012.
The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sounds have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song “Against the Ninja,” Mark (kung-fu master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world’s smelliest underbelly. It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sounds can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”…and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!!
Anyways, the film stars Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch and Joseph Diamand. Check out a 4-minute clip from it below. Not sure if they’re going to release an official trailer for it, we’ll see.