Taiwanese martial artist John Liu in a still from New York Ninja. The Hong Kong movie veteran never finished his 1980s action spectacular, but it finally has a release thanks to film distributor and restorer Vinegar Syndrome.
Taiwanese martial artist John Liu in a still from New York Ninja. The Hong Kong movie veteran never finished his 1980s action spectacular, but it finally has a release thanks to film distributor and restorer Vinegar Syndrome.

Hong Kong martial arts movie actor’s lost 1980s action film was never completed – until now. The story behind New York Ninja

  • John Liu’s unfinished New York Ninja was among old film reels destined for the dustbin that were acquired by film distributor and restorer Vinegar Syndrome
  • With no script, call sheet, credits nor sound, the team faced a huge challenge finishing the movie, as well as one looming question: where was John Liu now?

Taiwanese martial artist John Liu in a still from New York Ninja. The Hong Kong movie veteran never finished his 1980s action spectacular, but it finally has a release thanks to film distributor and restorer Vinegar Syndrome.
Taiwanese martial artist John Liu in a still from New York Ninja. The Hong Kong movie veteran never finished his 1980s action spectacular, but it finally has a release thanks to film distributor and restorer Vinegar Syndrome.
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