Coming this June 18th to a Sunset Tavern near you:
The Awful Hour - 6 to 7pm: Rusurected VHS trash from the heyday of the magnetic format.
Steele Justice - 7:00 : In the 1980's Americans needed somebody to blame for the Vietnam War, someone to hold responsible for all the death, misery and wasted time. Lord knows there were lots of options; politicians, generals, big-business, the Soviets. John Steele (Martin Kove, the evil teacher in Karate Kid) has another idea though, why not blame the Vietnamese!? It's the perfect opportunity for the embittered, maladjusted Vet to fight the war all over again (in much lower budget) at home. Hey Mr., Put Rambo back in your pants!
The Bloody Fists - 8:30 : The eternal enemy of China returns once again to menace the motherland in the harrowing tale of Japanese Karate ruffians (played by Chinese) versus stoic Chinese Kung Fu defenders of justice. Heaps of violence ensue as the bandits repeatedly batter the inhabitants of a small village in an effort to take control of all the 'Dragon Herb". Some say that it cures the plague, some say that it changes your perspective. But everybody agrees that it worth killing the shit out of each other for, and when Jang Wu-dip shows up to defend the imperiled villagers, the Herb is sure to hit the fan.
Kung Fu Grindhouse provides the visuals for FREE, The Sunset provides the drinks and food for cheap, Dragon Herb is not included. We'll see you there!
Kung Fu Grindhouse began as an effort to re-expose the badly decayed carcass of exploitation film history to a fresh audience of cinemaphiles. For nine years and counting we've tracked down the tastiest and trashiest forgotten and low-profile films and shown them to our friends in the hope that they will join us in preserving the memories of many a bygone movie era. The purpose of KFG is and always has been to encourage people to revisit and pursue these films on their own and to discover new ones for themselves.
All the films we show are from our personal collection, and we never charge a cover. Usually the third Monday of every month at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard Washington. 6pm till done.