That's right folks, it's finally come to this, our last show ever. It's been a hell of a lot of fun over the last ten years, but it's better to go out with a bang. So that's what we're doing this April 20th starting at 6pm with:
Millionaire's Express: Everyone wants a piece of this choo-choo and they will stop at nothing to get a hunk of the wealthy passenger's riches. This wacky martial arts/western/comedy, directed by Sammo Hung, features a who's who of Hong Kong cinema including our favorite martial lady Cynthia Rothrock. The fighting is hard, the comedy is Looney Tunes and this train is taking you on a one way trip to...
Forbidden Zone at 7:30 - There is little we can say to explain or describe this movie except to say that it is strange, surreal and unforgettable. From the minds that brought you the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, this trip down the rabbit hole is sure to leave you brain spinning just in time for....
Boxer's Omen at 9pm - There is simply no other film that combines gore, horror, black magic, kung fu and mysticism in quite the same formula or quantity as Boxer's Omen. To avenge his brother's death, a boxer must become a monk and do battle with a witch doctor in a string of mindbending battles that you simply cannot believe until it penetrates your eyes.
It's true, we will probably do some intermittent pop-up shows in the future, should we come across some films that absolutely HAVE to be seen, but this is the end of our regular run. We're honored that you stuck with us and yes, a little sad to go, but the memories have been great and we're happy about it all. So come on out, have fun and say GOOD RIDDANCE with us on April 20th!
WHo knew it would come to this? Just two shows left and we're not fooling around with this shit. This March 16th at the mother lovin' Sunset we're knocking out three serious flicks starting with:
Treasure Hunters at 6pm The legendary Alex Fu Sheng and Gordon Liu star in this hard hitting fight packed comedy about a bunch of people trying to find some treasure. Surprise! But this film was also known as Master of Disaster. It's an amazing dose of classic Shaw!
Ozone Attack of the Redneck Mutants starts at 7:30 and brings you a low budget gorefest only Texas could produce. From the team that brought you The Abomination comes environmental disaster induced disaster!
And finally The Cat, in which a cat from space does battle with a vile sloppy glob of space slime! Only in Hong Kong do they make movies like this!
February 16th is no date to thumb your nose at. Why, you may ask? Well, that's because we're bringing you a triple threat of trashy cinema straight from the goat's mouth. Don't believe me? Just witness the carnage starting with:
Double Trouble at 6pm - Those burly boneheads Peter and David Paul, better known as the Barbarian Brothers return to grace the Grindhouse screen in a juxtaposition to end all juxtapositions. Karl Jung would be ashamed.
7:30pm - From the wilds of Indonesia it's Virgins From Hell. We're going full Women In Prison massacre as Shiela and her all-girl biker gang take on the nefarious Mr. Tiger in a non-stop battle to the death!
And finally as if that weren't obnoxious enough its The Gore Gore Girls at 9pm. Our first Herschell Gordon Lewis film is one of his last and loopiest as a sleazy private dick searches for the mysterious killer behind a series of call-girl deaths. There will be blood and guts aplenty in this film from the acclaimed Lewis as he calls it quits (almost) in high, and self depricating style. You may regret it.
Awesome! We'll see you on February 16th at The Sunset!
Welcome to the newest of years fellow freaks. We're not going to shy away from a little absurdity in the last four months of our regular show. Not a chance. And to prove my point I present to you this month's show beginning with:
6pm - DROID - This hour long Blade Runner knockoff was actually edited down from not one but two X-rated adult films from '87 and '88.
With all the hardcore removed it may not be much more comprehensible, but it sure is amazing. And what a budget!
7pm - Disco Godfather - Tucker Williams was content to get the crowds swinging at Blueberry Hill Disco with his copyrighted catchphrase "Put your weight on it," but that was before someone started selling Angel Dust to the kiddies. Now out of retirement, Tuck is back on patrol and kicking ass in the finest rhinestones!
8:30pm - Ninja 3: The Domination - The ninja invasion was in full swing by 1984 and flush with success and the star of Breakin', Ninja 3 was perhaps the pinnacle of the Americaninjasploitation genre before there ever was a Dudikoff. Possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja, Lucinda Dickey appears to be unstoppable, but the ubiquitous Sho Kosugi will no doubt have something to say about that!
Come put your weight on it at The Sunset this January 19th. Show starts at 6pm and runs until its done!
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.