Miami Connection

(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 Sound 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 Sound 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!!!

‘Miami Connection’ Blu-ray, DVD, and VHS Arrive December 11th

‘Miami Connection’ Blu-ray, DVD, and VHS Arrive December 11th

Raging synth rock, furious TaeKwon-Do and kill-crazy motorcycle ninjas all collide in Miami Connection, the must-see midnight movie sensation of the year from Drafthouse Films, directed by black belt/author/inspirational speaker Grandmaster Y.K. Kim. In what Entertainment Weekly calls "your next favorite cult classic," fearless martial arts rock band Dragon Sound embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice in the streets of Orlando. Miami Connection arrives on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD from RLJ Entertainment's Image Entertainment and Drafthouse Films on December 11, 2012 with SRPs, respectively of $29.97 and $27.97. Miami Connection will also be available via standard and deluxe digital downloads starting at $6 via the film's website: MiamiConnection.org. Special limited edition VHS tapes (run of only 400) will also be available for those who want to view Miami Connection at home in it's 80's-era authentic glory. Pre-order for the VHS edition and other exclusive merchandise is available here: DrafthouseFilms.com/Film/Miami-Connection#vhs.

Fans can download a free Dragon Sound 2-track soundtrack sampler from the film here.

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‘Miami Connection’ Clips and Action Figure Photos

‘Miami Connection’ Clips and Action Figure Photos

25 years after slipping into obscurity, Miami Connection opens in Los Angeles and other select cities starting today. Drafthouse Films has debuted three clips and new action figure photos to get action fans psyched for this forgotten 1987 classic, written and directed by star Y.K. Kim. The story centers on a gang of motorcycle ninjas who are tightening their kung-fu grip on the narcotics trade in Miami. Standing in their way is the martial arts rock band Dragon Sound, lead by Mark (Y.K. Kim), who will stop at nothing to clean up the streets of South Beach. Take a look at these scenes and action figures, then CLICK HERE to see if Miami Connection is playing in your area. If you can't find it playing near you, CLICK HERE to request a screening through the Tugg platform.

Miami Connection was released November 2nd, 2012.

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‘Miami Connection’ Awards Trailer Asks for Oscar Consideration!

‘Miami Connection’ Awards Trailer Asks for Oscar Consideration!

Opening in New York last Friday, and coming to select screens in Los Angeles this Friday, the 1987 cult action thriller Miami Connection is seeking Oscar gold with a new trailer from Drafthouse Films. This epic showdown between a synth-rock band of Tae Kwon Do orphans AND motorcycle-riding, coke-dealing Ninjas surely has the stuff to go toe-to-toe with Lincoln. Right? Watch and decide for yourself as Maurice Smith pleads for a Best Supporting Actor nod for his role as 'Jim'. We think the song Friends has a real chance at garnering a Best Original Song nomination, but the fact that it is three decades old might hamper its eligibility.

Miami Connection was released November 2nd, 2012.

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EXCLUSIVE: Grand Master Y.K. Kim and Joseph Diamond Talk ‘Miami Connection’

EXCLUSIVE: Grand Master Y.K. Kim and Joseph Diamond Talk ‘Miami Connection’

In 1987, the wildly ambitious Y.K. Kim, black belt master of Tae Kwon Do, set out to destroy cinema screens with a non-stop barrage of action in Miami Connection. Despite it being an amazing ode to motorcycle ninjas, martial arts themed rock bands, and the dangers of the drug trade, the movie landed with a loud thud. It was seen by few, and remembered by even less.

That is, until a member of the Alamo Drafthouse got a hold of a copy, and saw what a beautiful, bizarre thing it actually was. They scooped up the rights, restored the film back to its original glory, and are now set to release it on screens in New York this Friday, November 2nd, and in Los Angeles on November 9th.

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‘Miami Connection’ Trailer

‘Miami Connection’ Trailer

Drafthouse Films has released the first trailer for Miami Connection, the obscure 1987 martial arts action epic that makes its return to the big screen. Y.K. Kim co-directs and stars as Mark, the leader of a martial arts rock band who battles with a deadly gang of motorcycle ninjas in control of Florida's narcotics business. The trailer was edited by Hobo with a Shotgun director Jason Eisener, with the film debuting in New York theaters November 2, and in L.A. theaters November 9. Take a look at this once-forgotten action gem.

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 Sound 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 (taekwondo 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 Sound 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!!!

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‘Miami Connection’ Clip and Photo Gallery

Drafthouse Films resurrects this lost achievement in 80s Kung-Fu anti-sanity for release later this year.