Just a couple of weeks ago, what is arguably the best-loved movie from the ’80s, Raiders of the Lost Ark, enjoyed a good deal of success getting re-released into IMAX theaters. Seeing that the market is hot for 8’0s revivals, Drafthouse Films, the distributing arm of the Alamo Drafthouse, has decided to take it upon themselves to ready what is probably the second biggest movie of the ’80s, Miami Connection, for a theatrical run of its own.
What is Miami Connection? How fortunate that you should ask now, because Hobo With a Shotgun director Jason Eisener has just cut together a new trailer for the film that will answer all of your questions. To put it simply, Miami Connection is probably the best realized interpretation of the war between Miami’s motorcycle ninja drug gangs and its martial arts vigilante rock band, Dragon Sound, that’s ever been put on film.
It’s got all of the things that you would expect from a Dragon Sound vs. motorcycle ninja war: ’80s night clubs, motorcycles, synthesizers, machine guns, denim, beheadings, and much more. Miami Connection gives you a chance to spend more time with all of your favorite ’80s acting icons, such as Y.K. Kim, Maurice Smith, Kathee Collier, and, of course, Angelo Jannotti. Simply put, this is one trip to the theater that you’re not going to want to miss.
You can go here to find out if your city is going to be lucky enough to host the movie Film School Rejects called, “The most entertaining time you’ll have in a theater this year.” Dates seem to be running from late September through to the end of November.