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 Posted:   May 23, 2024 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I just stumbled across this radical musical time machine and had to share with my fellow '80s kids (I ordered the CD posthaste after listening to some samples at https://voyag3r.bandcamp.com/album/new-york-ninja-original-motion-picture-soundtrack.)

The electrifying soundtrack to the lost 1984 ninja film, New York Ninja! This 30-track album was composed for the John Liu film, originally filmed in 1984.

Just after principal photography wrapped on NYN, the film lost funding and was never edited or completed. Vinegar Syndrome acquired the unedited camera negatives around 2018 and painstakingly assembled and finished the film. Since all sound elements were lost, voice over actors, like Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Linnea Quigley, Michael Berryman, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Ginger Lynn Allen, Cynthia Rothrock were hired to voice all the dialog as well as Voyag3r to compose an original score."

Released worldwide via Battle Chamber Music (Digital, CD and Cassette)
Licensed to Mondo / Death Waltz Recordings (Vinyl)

New York Ninja, the motion picture, is available from Vinegar Syndrome on blu-ray.

released January 7, 2022


Physical editions (CD, vinyl, blu-ray) can be purchased at VOYAG3R's offical web store: https://voyag3rstore.com/voyag3r-media


 
 Posted:   May 24, 2024 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

Hi Josh, when you have received the CD, can you confirm that it is factory pressed ?
I had send a email to the store sometime last year and unfortunately never received an answer.

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2024 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cool track and album! Very much up my alley. Thanks for the heads-up, Josh! I love VOYAG3R.

I had to google around a bit, because I know it's popular to create these "fake" 80s films for which various synthwave artists then compose scores as if it had been a thing at the time (for example Ilya Santana's B MOVIE 1984 or the MIDNIGHT DEMON albums by Turquoise Moon), but this appears to be legit enough, i.e. new, old-style score for a real, restored 1984 film.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2024 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

You're welcome, gents! Like you, Thor, I was skeptical that it might be one of those "fake" soundtracks to an imaginary film, so I was relieved it's legit.

I'll report back once the CD is in hand and confirm if it's pressed or CD-R. Either way, I'm stoked! Beats, synths, guitars, THEMES... really looking forward to it.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2024 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I bought the movie and the CD. This is probably my favorite cue, it was featured in the trailer.

If Morricone scored a dirt cheap ninja movie in the 1980's, this is what it would sound like.



 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2024 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Also available digitally

New York Ninja (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Voyag3r
https://music.apple.com/us/album/new-york-ninja-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/1585745957

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2024 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Hi Josh, when you have received the CD, can you confirm that it is factory pressed ?
I had send a email to the store sometime last year and unfortunately never received an answer.


Got it today, spinning it now, and it's totally fkn rad. Score is so much fun. Factory-pressed silver CD, not CDr. Cool artwork and film stills. A+ all around.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2024 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

The trailer does a good job of describing the film's crazy road to completion. I can't think of another film quite like it.

For those who are interested in knowing more - start here. Or skip to 26:40, when Vinegar Syndrome found the film.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2024 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Fascinating. Thanks, Sarge. I didn't realize what a massive undertaking this project was. Luckily, I just checked my local library, and the blu-ray is available for checkout, so I requested it. Can't wait!

 
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