Current & Upcoming Films
FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS / THE MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING
KUNG FU DOUBLE FEATURE!
Co-presented by Kung Fu Theater
FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS (aka CHINESE SUPER NINJAS) Two warring clans challenge each other to a tournament, em- ploying a wide array of insane martial arts weaponry. The losing clan seeks revenge by hir- ing 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 anni- hilate 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 mayhem, this movie is guaranteed to leave your jaw on the floor. Dir: Chang Cheh. Starring the Venom Mob. 35mm. 1982. 107 mins. 7:30pm
THE MYSTERY OF CHESS BOXING
The original Ghostface Killer is on the loose! A vicious villain with an unstoppa- ble five element technique, Ghostface is killing off all his old rivals. Meanwhile, a young student tries to learn kung fu and is taken under the wing of an old chess master. The basics of chess prove to be the same as the basics of fight- ing, and eventually the heroes will have to fight Ghostface Killer, who verbally insults his opponents as he annihilates them. This is the only 35mm print of one of the greatest kung fu films of all time! Dir: Joseph Kuo. Starring Mark Long and Jack Long. 35mm. 1979. 90 mins. 9:30pm (M)