On March 17, 2009, Lightyear Entertainment unleashes the power of the Afro Ninja: Destiny, on DVD. Inspired by the wildly popular, oft-imitated Afro Ninja YouTube video – with over 80 million views – this laugh-out-loud martial arts extravaganza, stars International Stuntman Award Winner Mark Hicks from Rush Hour 2, super cool 1970’s Karate legend Jim Kelly from Enter the Dragon and more.
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More about Afro Ninja: Destiny
What do you get when you cross one of Bruce Lee’s classic films, Jackie Chan’s funniest martial arts routines, and a touch of ‘70s blaxploitation cool with one of the funniest and most watched videos to ever appear on YouTube? You get Afro Ninja: Destiny, a hilarious, stunt-filled action film inspired by the titular online short that quickly became a part of pop culture upon its initial posting. Shown on Leno, parodied on South Park and featured in a Weezer music video, Afro Ninja: Destiny is the much-anticipated evolution of an unforgettable online debut and on March 17, 2009, Lightyear Entertainment unleashes the power of the Afro to DVD.
Throughout history, there have been instances where divine forces interrupt the norm we call existence. Enter the legend of Afro Ninja. When Reggie Carson, a hapless though kind-hearted postal worker, comes into possession of an ancient magic sword, he can’t possibly imagine how his life is about to be transformed. After a late-night visit from a warrior spirit, he’s immediately transformed into a most unlikely hero – Afro Ninja. Imbued with supernatural martial arts skills and huge Afro, he seeks truth and justice in a cold, cruel world. And when corrupt politicians, law enforcement officers and a neighborhood kick-boxing hero create an elaborate scheme to swindle people’s homes and business, his community calls on him to defend them from these calculating criminals. Can Afro Ninja and the forces of good possibly prevail?
Inspired by the outrageous YouTube phenomenon, Afro Ninja features star/director/producer, Mark Hicks, long-time stuntman/stunt coordinator and winner of three International Stuntman Awards for his work in Rush Hour 2. Also starring in this outrageous, high-octane chop-socky flick are longtime TV star Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons); Jim Kelly, who, with his easily identifiable afro, was one of the top-martial arts stars of the ‘70s and appeared in Enter the Dragon, as well as a host of other martial arts-influenced blaxploitation films including Three the Hard Way and Black Belt Jones; and Michiko Nishiwaki, a top martial artist and stunt woman who was Japan’s first Women’s Bodybuilding and Power Lifting Champion.
Here is the original YouTube video that inspired the film.
And below is the trailer for the movie.
Below are some exclusive photos from Afro Ninja: Destiny, along with the DVD case cover.