Too much 80s! Retro capacity reaching critical mass. Hair…is…mulleting!
The trailer above is for a somewhat notorious B -movie called Miami Connection. Considered lost forever by movie aficionados it somehow turned up on eBay for sale for fifty bucks and has now been restored with elements of the film presented in glorious HD, thanks to the America Genre Film Archive (AGFA).
Set for limited release in cinemas across the U.S. the official plot synopsis for Miami Connection rattles along like so:
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!!!
Following yesterday’s amazing Apollo 11 post here’s the entire full length sci-fi classic Capricorn One, written and directed by Peter Hyams, (Outland, The Star Chamber), and released back in 1977. In our humble opinion this is one of the greatest conspiracy based films ever made, complete with black helicopters and a soundtrack which, to this day, still gives us goosebumps.
Here’s a bit of throwaway movie trivia for you:
Peter Hyams began thinking about a film of a space hoax while working on broadcasts of the Apollo missions for CBS. To stay within the budget, NASA’s cooperation was needed. Producer Paul Lazarus had a good relationship with the space agency from Futureworld. The filmmakers were thus able to obtain government equipment as props despite the negative portrayal of the space agency, including a prototype lunar module.
It’s Friday so why not kick back with some ice cold ones and watch one of the cheesiest films ever made.
Directed by Sam Peckinpah, WTF was he on in 78′, (or more to the point what wasn’t he on?), it stars Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young and is based entirely on the Country & Western song of the same name penned by C.W. McCall and Chip Davis, about an abusive sheriff and a trucker out for revenge. Interesting to note that Peckinpah became a virtual Hollywood outcast for three full years following the heavy drinking, cocaine abuse and general bad behaviour on set.