NEW YORK NINJA
Director: John Liu Chung-Liang, Kurtis Spieler Run Time: 92 min. Release Year: 2021
Starring: Adrienne Meltzer, Don Wilson, John Liu Chung-Liang, Linnea Quigley, Vince Murdocco
After his wife is murdered, a man becomes a ninja to take revenge on her killers across the streets of New York, in this film that was originally abandoned in 1984 until it was discovered and completed by Vinegar Syndrome.
John is just an average man working as a sound technician for a New York City news station, until one day his pregnant wife is brutally murdered while witnessing the kidnapping of a young woman in broad daylight. Turning to the police for help, John soon learns that the city is overrun with crime and the police are too busy to help. Dressing as a white ninja, John takes to the streets as a sword wielding vigilante hell bent on cleaning up the streets of the city he once loved by ridding it of muggers, pickpockets, rapists, and gang members. However, in John’s quest for justice, he soon finds himself the target of every criminal in the city, including a mysterious villain known only as the Plutonium Killer. Will John survive to become the hero that New York City so desperately needs?