MIDNIGHT EXCESS #2 collaborators SUPAKINO & The Celluloid Sorceress share trailers for their 1980s Vanity double feature – THE LAST DRAGON (1985) / NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE (1986) – at Rio Cinema this Saturday (11 MAY 23:00+).
BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON (1985) and NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE (1986)
Motown mogul Berry Gordy’s kung-fu musical is the ultimate 80s Hollywood excess: a blend of chart hits, young stars, magic powers and the shadow of the great Bruce Lee! THE LAST DRAGON was a smash on release and enjoyed a 30th anniversary revival tour in the US.
After dropping out of PURPLE RAIN to join Motown, VANITY went on to star in several low-budget and direct-to-video action films. Unreleased theatrically in the UK, NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE remains a cult classic of the VHS-era for its “James Bond Jr” premise and GENE SIMMONS of the rock band KISS as the outlandish hermaphrodite villain!
Both features will be showing in digital format and will be screened uncut for the first time in the UK.
What happened to all the nunchucks? Read about how The Celluloid Sorceress submitted the uncut version of both films for reclassification ahead of their UK theatrical premiere this weekend.
- Box office: now open
- Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St, London, E8
- Saturday 11th May 2019
- From 11pm-3.30am
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