Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to eighties martial arts film Miami Connection.


The film, converted into high definition from elements sourced by the American Genre Film Archive, will screen in July at the New York Asian Film Festival and get theatrical, home video and digital releases later this year.

Directed by Grandmaster Y K Kim, the 1987 film follows a synth rock band that fights crime on the streets of Orlando.

“We are thrilled to work with Grandmaster Y K Kim to unleash his film that, after 25 years of obscurity, will rise to claim its rightfully deserved cult classic title,” said Drafthouse Films acquisition director Evan Husney.

The deal was negotiated by Husney and James Emanuel Shapiro of Drafthouse (the distribution arm of Texas exhibitor Alamo Drafthouse Cinema) and Master Kirk Pelt and William L Whitacre on behalf of Kim.