Friday, October 11, 2013
NINJA TURF (1985)
This is one very strange kung-fu flick. Presented by the appropriately named Action Brothers Productions this is the tale of a gang of way too old High-Schoolers who are also martial artists that get into rumbles with other gangs. So, in that way, it's sort-of a shitty version of THE WARRIORS except THE WARRIORS if it was made by Koreans but shot in Los Angeles. You have your main inter-racial gang of good-guys, a gang of white-dorks called The Spikes and a Hispanic gang that enjoys pissing on cars. The plot is pretty much non-existent for most of the movie as it meanders from one fight scene to the next. The basic story is that our main gang gets hired as security guards that work at important events like a toga-party(where bad heavy-metal plays) and a break-dancing event(where crappy rap plays). Eventually they get an actual important job working security at a drug-dealing mob's cocaine party and they end up crossing the mob by stealing their drug-money. It all leads to a awesome, violent, bloody climax where everyone gets really stabby. Like many movies with "ninja" thrown into the title there are no actual ninjas that show up here. AKA L.A. STREETFIGHTERS and CHINATOWN
I've never seen the movie MIAMI CONNECTION(directed by the same Korean fellow that made this, Richard Park aka Woo-sang Park) which got a revival and theatrical release and a bunch of hype last year but from the clips I've seen I imagine it's along the same line as this film except there's no rock band stuff here.