Thursday, March 7, 2019

ROBOT NINJA Now Available on Ultimate Edition Blu-ray!


I was extremely saddened to hear that Tempe Entertainment was closing its doors after thirty-three years of creating (and distributing) independent films! As the final curtain draws on Tempe, J.R. Bookwalter has given his long-forgotten ROBOT NINJA a Blu-ray release to be proud of! I myself haven't seen this one since its VHS debut, so I'm pretty curious to see how good it looks in HD! Let's take a closer look at Tempe's final big Blu-ray Vault Dwellers!

Synopsis: Late one night, frustrated comic book artist Leonard Miller witnesses the brutal rape and murder of a young couple at the hands of ruthless small-town thugs. Seeking vigilante justice, Miller decides to become his most famous character, stalking the night intent on spilling the blood of any criminal who stands in his way! Written, produced, and directed by J.R. Bookwalter (THE DEAD NEXT DOOR, OZONE), ROBOT NINJA slashes, stabs, guts, pokes, and jabs its way to a climactic finale, putting a unique imprint on the superhero genre.

Painstakingly restored from a 2K film scan of the original 16mm A/B roll cut negative with a dynamic new 5.1 surround sound remix, VHS-era video store classic ROBOT NINJA debuts on Blu-ray in time for its 30th anniversary!

This feature-packed two-disc Ultimate Edition includes hours of vintage and newly-prepared bonus materials, four audio commentaries, three foreign dubbed mixes, and the original 1989 standard-definition version with proper stereo mix for the first time!

Disc Specs:
Unrated | Color | 79 minutes | Region Free
Video - 1080p Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Audio - DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Original Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Mix!


  • NEW! 2K Restored Feature!
  • 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.)
  • Tempe Digital Trailers

  • 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

  • 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 Format)

  • NEW! Collectible slipcover signed by director J.R. Bookwalter! (First 1,000 units only.)
  • 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 1,000 units only.)
Holy cow! Tempe's Ultimate Edition of ROBOT NINJA truly lives up to expectations! Featuring two cuts of the film and oodles of extras, I think the entire package totally warrants the $34.99 pricetag! You can order ROBOT NINJA on Blu-ray directly from Tempe HERE - it is set to ship out on April 2, 2019! But wait: There's MORE! You can also pick up ROBOT NINJA on DVD, order its SOUNDTRACK, or get it on LIMITED EDITION VHS!

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