TREASURE OF THE NINJA (1987) is the most ambitious of dozens of DIY action epics shot on Super 8 in Ohio and New York City throughout the 1980s by writer/producer/director/star William Lee. Also included on the disc is Dragon vs Ninja (1984) and a stack of previously unreleased shorts.
Meet your new favorite action hero. Throughout the 1980s, Black filmmaker and martial artist William Lee wrote, produced, directed, and starred in dozens of D.I.Y. action epics -- all shot on Super 8 in Ohio and New York City. From TREASURE OF THE NINJA (1987, Lee’s most ambitious and beloved movie) to THE NEW CHINESE CONNECTION (1980, an homage to Bruce Lee -- William Lee’s idol), these inclusive and explosive works serve as an inspiration to anyone with a dream, pulse, or appreciation for spinning kicks. AGFA + Bleeding Skull! are elated to bring the best-of-the-best in William Lee’s early filmography to a wider audience for the first time ever, complete with brand new transfers and a revelatory stack of previously unreleased films.
• Bonus movie: DRAGON VS. NINJA (1984), previously unreleased and transferred in 2K from the original Super 8 elements
• TREASURE OF THE NINJA: New transfer from the original 3/4” master tape
• TREASURE OF THE NINJA: Commentary track with William Lee and Bleeding Skull’s Annie Choi and Joseph A. Ziemba
• Short: THE NEW CHINESE CONNECTION (1980), previously unreleased and transferred in 2K from the original Super 8 elements
• Shorts: the WILLIE JACK series, all previously unreleased and transferred in 2K from the original Super 8 elements
• Reversible cover artwork
NOTICE! TREASURE OF THE NINJA was shot on super 8 and edited on tape. Please approach the technical quality of the transfer with empathy.
THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP (1969)
THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP is described by AGFA + Something Weird as "what might have happened if Mario Bava collaborated with Doris Wishman after an acid binge". That's all you need to know. Also included is VENGANZA DEL SEXO, the original Spanish language “horror” cut of the film.
THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP isn’t a movie - it’s a rite of passage. Easily one of the most brainbreaking sensory overloads in exploitation history, the story follows Dr. Humpp and his army of grotesque monsters as they kidnap couples and drain their “blood forces of sex” to keep the doctor eternally young. Directed by the prolific Emilio Vieyra in Argentina, this movie combines artful gothic horror with unhinged sex, comic book pulp, and a talking brain in a jar. Plus a monster who plays the guitar.
Basically, this is what might have happened if Mario Bava collaborated with Doris Wishman after an acid binge. AGFA + Something Weird are thrilled to present a brand new restoration of this iconic sex-horror classic, complete with a new commentary track from filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE). Plus LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO, Vieyra’s original “horror” cut of THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP in its original Spanish language with English subtitles.
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm internegative
• Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE)
• Bonus Movie: LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO - 2K restoration of the original cut of THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP from a 35mm fine grain lab print
• Brain damaged shorts and trailers from Dr. Humpp’s laboratory
• Reversible cover artwork
Both titles are released on July 18th and are available to pre-order from the 101 Store with FREE UK shipping: