Director: Robert Warmflash Run Time: 95 min. Release Year: 1977
Starring: Bill Louie, Charles Bonet, Speedy Leacock, Thompson Kao Kang, Vincent Van Lynn
“Among the American offerings from the 1970s martial arts movie craze, few can compete with the insane giddiness of DEATH PROMISE.” — Nathaniel Thompson, MONDO DIGITAL
A genre-blending grindhouse classic perfectly embodying the mid-1970s NYC genre film aesthetic, DEATH PROMISE oozes sublime sleaze and wild fight moves from beginning to end. The residents of a dilapidated New York tenement are harassed and threatened by dummy corporation Iguana Realty, in an effort to force them out of their homes. When karate master Charley’s father is murdered by the landlords’ hired thugs, he develops a vengeful plan to murder every last Iguana board member!
Restoration courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome and the American Genre Film Archive