Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Feb 23, 2022 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:93 minutes
Director:John Liu (Dragon Blood) and Kurtis Spieler (Sheep Skin)
Year Released:2021
Production Country:United States


Wednesday gets weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

In 1984 the film New York Ninja began production in New York, unedited and without sound, it sat dormant for another 37 years.  Now it's been painstakingly constructed from the original unedited negative.  A never-before-seen explosion of ninja action. 

"Such an incredible creation!" - Art Ettinger


"Killer stunts! Crazy outfits! Gratuitous Sharon Mitchell cameo! Speedo-clad spearfishing! An underage sidekick! Gratuitous boobs! A radioactive mutant villain! A guy who chews on his own rattail! Vintage eighties Times Square footage! Roller-skating! Rapping over the end credits! Calculator watches! Unique branding opportunities! Strange fighting styles! New York Ninja really does have a lot going for it." - Ian Jane,


"The best B-Movies are aware of their own absurdity but refuse to acknowledge it and New York Ninja sits squarely in this canon." - CJ Lines, Ninjas All the Way Down

John is just an average man working as a sound technician for a New York City news station, until one day his pregnant wife is brutally murdered after witnessing the kidnapping of a young woman in broad daylight.  Turning to the police for help, John soon learns that the city is overrun with crime and the police are too busy to help.  Dressing as a white ninja, John takes to the streets as a sword wielding vigilante hell bent on cleaning up the streets of the city he once loved by ridding it of muggers, pickpockets, rapists, and gang members.  However, in John’s quest for justice, he soon finds himself the target of every criminal in the city, including a mysterious villain known only as the Plutonium Killer.  Will John survive to become the hero that New York City so desperately needs?

Originally directed by and starring martial arts actor John Liu (The Secret Rivals, Invincible Armor) in his only American production, New York Ninja was filmed entirely on 35mm in 1984, but the project was abandoned during production resulting in all original sound materials, scripts, and treatments going missing.  35 years later, Vinegar Syndrome acquired the original unedited camera negative and painstakingly constructed and completed the film.  Enlisting the voice talents of genre favorites: Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Bloodfist, Whatever it Takes), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Nightmare Sisters), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies), Vince Murdocco (Night Hunter, LA Wars), Matt Mitler (The Mutilator, Battle for the Lost Planet), Leon Isaac Kennedy (Lone Wolf McQuade, Penitentiary), Ginger Lynn Allen (The Devil’s Rejects, Vice Academy), and Cynthia Rothrock (China O’Brien, Martial Law) Vinegar Syndrome is extremely proud to present this truly one of kind film experience.  Restored in 4K from the original camera elements, New York Ninja is finally available in all of its ridiculous over-the-top glory for the first time ever 

Plus a Something Weird short film!