Thursday, April 13, 2017

GRIND-FU CINEMA RETURNS ON APRIL 29th!


THE RETURN OF GRIND-FU CINEMA!

Saturday, April 29th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

featuring

THE GUY FROM HARLEM

and 

FOR Y'UR HEIGHT ONLY

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

It's been a half year since we've had a Grind-Fu Cinema screening.  A very LONG year and a half.  The world is a different place than it was back then, but one thing remains the same:  Watching terrible movies in a theater with a bunch of movie geeks RULES!  The bad movie drought ends on Saturday, April 29th when Grind-Fu Cinema returns with another free double feature to entertain and bewilder.  What do we have in store for you?  Are you sure you can handle it?  'Cuz here it is...


The Guy From Harlem
Directed by Rene Martinez Jr. (1977)

Few Grind-Fu movies have received as strong a response as The Guy From Harlem did after the first time we screened it.  The second the movie ended we had movie goers telling us we had to show it again!  That was in 2011, and we've shown it every year since.  Why?  Because it is so insanely bad that it becomes great.  The Guy From Harlem is one of the worst action films ever made.  From the wooden acting to the terribly choreographed fight scenes, it fails to deliver at every turn  The lack of quality on any level is its strong point, and that's why we're proud show it for a record breaking SEVENTH TIME!

The Guy From Harlem has earned a whopping 2.4 out of 10 stars on IMDB.  A review by Robert I. Hedges said "The film is technically horrendous: It is terribly written, poorly acted, and has essentially no production values... the technical aspects of the film match the artistic elements, and I can't recommend this film to anyone for any reason".  BUT DON'T TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT!  See for yourself on April 29th!


For Y'ur Height Only
Directed by Eddie Nicart (1981)

In the late 70s and early 80s there was a huge film industry brewing in the Philippines.  Out of this ocean of celluloid came the unlikeliest action hero.  At 2' 9" tall, Weng Weng became a star when For Y'ur Height Only was released.  The film plays on the James Bond mythos of sex, violence, and gadgets, and the title is an obvious nod to For Your Eyes Only, an ACTUAL Bond film that was released around that time.  For Y'ur Height Only is a crazy film, a blur of gunfights and confusion, and it needs to be seen at least once so you can confidently say "I'll never watch that again!"

Curious about Weng Weng?  There is a documentary out there called The Search For Weng Weng.  Heres' the trailer:



Did we mention that Grind-Fu Cinema double features are free?  Don't cost nuthin' except your time and a willingness to have fun at the movies.  Bring your friends, bring snacks, dress in layers (because that theater can be a world of temperature extremes) and get ready to settle in for a wild night of movies on April 29th!

I'm the new boy in town! Where can I go?




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