Robot Ninja (LE 2 Disc DVD / Blu-Ray All Region)

$34.99

Shot and released in 1989, writer/producer/director J.R. Bookwalter followed up his ambitious debut feature “The Dead Next Door” with this dark thriller about a comic book artist who dons the persona of his most famous superhero character to battle a gang wreaking havoc upon a small town. Out of print since the original VHS release from Cinema Home Video, “Robot Ninja” remains a popular cult title with collectors three decades later.

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Shot and released in 1989, writer/producer/director J.R. Bookwalter followed up his ambitious debut feature “The Dead Next Door” with this dark thriller about a comic book artist who dons the persona of his most famous superhero character to battle a gang wreaking havoc upon a small town. Out of print since the original VHS release from Cinema Home Video, “Robot Ninja” remains a popular cult title with collectors three decades later. 

For this one-of-a-kind release, Tempe Digital has painstakingly restored “Robot Ninja” from a 2K scan of the original 16mm A/B roll cut negative film elements with a dynamic new 5.1 surround remix. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film’s home video debut this year, collectors and fans will be able to enjoy the movie in 1080p HD (4:3 aspect ratio, 1.33:1) together with the standard-definition master used for the VHS release, now with original stereo mix for the first time ever. 

“Robot Ninja” Ultimate Edition includes replicated Blu-ray and DVD discs filled to capacity with a variety of bonus features created especially for this release: Four audio commentaries, three foreign dubbed mixes, vintage cast & crew interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, reversible artwork, and much more. The first 1,000 units feature a collectible slipcover and full-color eight-page booklet with liner notes by the director. 

Disc 1 (Blu-ray, BD-25) 

▪ 2K Restored Feature in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1, 79 mins.) 

▪ DTS HD-MA 5.1 Surround Remix 

▪ Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Remix 

▪ Audio Commentary with writer/director J.R. Bookwalter, moderated by Matthew Dilts-Williams of Phantom Pain Films 

▪ Audio Commentary with executive producer David DeCoteau & producer J.R. Bookwalter 

▪ Audio Commentary with director J.R. Bookwalter, star James L. Edwards, associate producer Scott P. Plummer, co-creator David Lange, and special makeup consultant David P. Barton 

▪ Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround German Dubbed Mix 

▪ Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Italian Dubbed Mix 

▪ Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Castilian Spanish Dubbed Mix 

▪ Rebuilding the Robot: J.R. Bookwalter on the Restoration (21 mins.) 

▪ Thank You Miss Barbeau: Interview with Linnea Quigley (5 mins.) 

▪ Contemplating Coleslaw: Interview with Scott Spiegel (6 mins.) 

▪ Dr. Goodknight’s Neighborhood: Location Tour with Benjamin Bookwalter (5 mins.) 

▪ “The Robot Ninja” 2013 Fan Film with introduction by director Johnny Dickie (7 mins.) 

▪ Artwork & Promotional Gallery (5 mins.) 

▪ Behind-The-Scenes Gallery (6 mins.) 

▪ Production Stills Gallery (4 mins.) 

▪ Optional English or Spanish Subtitles 

▪ Tempe Digital Trailers 

Disc 2 (Dual-Layer DVD-9) 

▪ 1989 VHS Version in 4:3 Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1, 80 mins.) 

▪ Unreleased Dolby Digital 2.0 Original Stereo Mix 

▪ Audio Commentary with Doug Tilley and Moe Porne of The No-Budget Nightmares Podcast 

▪ Robot Ninja: Unmasked! featurette (48 mins.) 

▪ Behind-the-Scenes Footage with audio commentary by director J.R. Bookwalter (30 mins.) 

▪ Rough Cut Outtakes (11 mins.) 

▪ “The Adventures of Robot Ninja” TV Show Promo (2 mins.) 

▪ Newscast Outtakes (12 mins.) 

▪ Location Preshoots (7 mins.) 

▪ Original 1989 VHS Release Trailer (3 mins.) 

▪ Optional English or Spanish Subtitles 

▪ Tempe DVD Trailers 

Disc 2 DVD-ROM Extras 

▪ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with Complete Score Composed & Performed by J.R. Bookwalter plus songs by Foxx, Argus, Rodney Shields, and J.R. Bookwalter (MP3, 320kbps) 

▪ Original Treatment and Three Screenplay Drafts (PDF) 

Packaging 

Collectible slipcover

Reversible wrap with newly-commissioned artwork by David Lange and original 1989 Cinema Home Video VHS artwork 

Eight-page color booklet with behind-the-scenes photos and liner notes by director J.R. Bookwalter (first

Additional information

Weight 8 oz