‘Miami Connection’: One of the most insane films ever made. Win mind-blowing prizes in our contest!
12.09.2012
07:43 am

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Update 12/12/12: Keith Harris is our winner! Congratulations Keith.

One of the big hits at this year’s Fantastic Fest was Drafthouse Film’s insanely entertaining Miami Connection—a blast of cinematic mayhem that had audiences falling out of their seats with laughter. In celebration of the December 11th release of Miami Connection on DVD, VHS (!) and Blu-ray, Dangerous Minds and Drafthouse Films are offering you the opportunity to win some really cool stuff.  

I reviewed Miami Connection earlier this year for Dangerous Minds. I loved the film’s lunatic energy and genre-bending mix of chop-socky, biker flick, splatter, gangster mayhem and deliriously bad disco musical (Can’t Stop The Music meets She Devils On Wheels). Plus, there’s enough cocaine in the movie to build a Peruvian snowman the size of Studio 54. Yes, it’s truly a film with something for everyone.

Here’s Drafthouse Films’ synopsis:

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 (Tae Kwon Do 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!!!

So, you wanna play?
 

Contest:

Come up with a clever caption for the above photo from Miami Connection. Post the caption in the comments section below. Dangerous Minds’ staff will select our favorite. You MUST be a subscriber to our daily newsletter (sign-up widget in top tool bar) to enter. That’s it. Winner will be announced on December 11, 2012.
 

The prize:

Miami Connection prize pack containing a Blu-ray, limited edition VHS (only 400 copies made ), Dragon Sound vinyl soundtrack with their two original songs, a poster and a Dragon Sound t-shirt!
 

 

Written by Marc Campbell | Discussion
‘Miami Connection’ arrives in theaters in all its glorious badness
11.01.2012
12:09 pm

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Imagine a really gonzo episode of Miami Vice crossbred with a zero-budget martial arts flick that includes ninjas on motorcyles, bad disco and a bit of Herschell Gordon Lewis-style gore effects and you might get a handle on the rancid charm of the spectacularly inept but endearing Miami Connection.

I’ll let the folks at Drafthouse Films lay the synopsis on you:

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 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!!!

Miami Connection was directed by 9th degree black belt philosopher/author/inspirational speaker Grandmaster Y.K. Kim. Made in 1987 and given a limited video release, the film has been virtually lost since it was made. But thanks to the celluloid junkies at Drafthouse films, this entertaining jaw-dropper is now available for your viewing pleasure starting Nov. 2 at an indie cinema near you. To find out where, click here.

The following clip gives you a taste of the wondrous sights contained in the brain-addled realities of Miami Connection - a world in which hairy, shirtless musicians play their instruments like butchers strangling chickens, young woman go in search of their own private Benatars and coked-up gangsters shake their doo rags in existential despair while ninjas do their dance of death in the neon air.
 

Written by Marc Campbell | Discussion