Shaolin monks. Animal fighting styles. Flying guillotines. Old school sound effects. White-haired villains with maniacal laughter. This is Kung Fu Theater. Rare 35mm prints of Hong Kong action films from the 1970’s and 80’s, presented by Hollywood Theatre programmer Dan Halsted. We’ve dedicated ourselves to saving these films and presenting them to modern audiences.
On Tuesday October 13th at 7:30pm, Kung Fu Theater presents the only known 35mm print of FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS. One of the greatest kung fu movies ever made! Advance tickets are strongly recommended, and are available here.
FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS (aka CHINESE SUPER NINJAS) (1982) Two warring clans challenge each other to a tournament, employing a wide array of insane martial arts weaponry. The losing clan seeks revenge by hiring the legendary Five Element Ninjas to kill their rivals. The Five Elements consist of GOLD ninjas who wear blinding attire, WOOD ninjas who hide inside trees, FIRE ninjas who cloak themselves with smoke bombs, WATER ninjas who drown their foes, and EARTH ninjas who dwell underground. They quickly annihilate everyone in mind-boggling fashion and prove to be unstoppable. When they turn on their employers, it’s up to some young warriors to learn the art of the ninja in order to destroy them. Packed from beginning to end with kung fu excitement, this movie is guaranteed to blow your mind and leave your jaw on the floor. Directed by Chang Cheh, starring the Venom Mob, and presented in Shaw Scope.