To call this a “gem” of any kind (newly discovered, hidden, etc.) is a serious understatement. This is a masterpiece. And I say that with total sincerity. I mean I think The Last Emperor is one of the best films I’ve ever seen and so is Miami Connection.
It belongs in the pantheon of cinematic experiences right next to others like Gone With the Pope, Troll 2 and Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation.