Katana Means Japanese Sword! SAMURAI COP Restored And Headed To DVD!

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Katana Means Japanese Sword! SAMURAI COP Restored And Headed To DVD!
What's that? You've got a gang of Japanese criminals invading your city and you need a specially trained crime fighter trained by the authentic martial arts masters of Japan to deal with them? Have no fear! The Samurai Cop is coming!

Amir Shervan's 1989 cult hit - very much of the 'so bad it's good' variety - has been newly restored from the original 35mm negative and is headed to DVD from Cinema Epoch. What wonders await? Check the trailer below.
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PeterKapowFebruary 2, 2013 12:48 PM

Holy crap! I wonder if there's a print floating around?

Todd BrownFebruary 2, 2013 12:54 PM

If the negative still exists it's certainly possible. It's an HD remaster, too, so there ought to be either a 2k or 4k digital source (or both) available now as well.

slapshoeFebruary 2, 2013 8:40 PM

This is an absolute jewel of dreadful cinema! Priceless performances from Robert Z'Dar and Matt "I'm almost Sylvester Stallone" Hannon, idiotic plot and dialog ("I have to change the trash"), lame action sequences--it's brilliantly awful.

Omar HaukssonFebruary 4, 2013 5:14 AM

Shame they had to modernize the cover. Would have loved the original art.

Stephen LambrechtsFebruary 4, 2013 7:08 PM

This looks exactly the same as the DVD that's been around for years, only with a different cover. What I mean is the transfer looks the same.

Todd BrownFebruary 4, 2013 7:13 PM

And you would know this how? This version hasn't released it. They've taken a new transfer direct from the negative.

Martin AndrewFebruary 13, 2013 11:59 AM

This is great news! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy, I did notice that Cinema Epoch recently had youtube take down the full length versions of Samurai Cop, so this makes perfect sense.

Also, there are still 2 lost films of Amir Shervan's that still need to be unearthed: Young Rebels and Gypsy. I have a reliable source claiming to have both tapes in storage and will be sending them to me to publish online when he has time to hunt them down. With any luck we'll have them by the end of the year. Head over to the Amir Shervan Facebook page for the latest.

GuestFebruary 13, 2013 1:07 PM

The boss is coming, in HD!

Douglas DunningFebruary 26, 2013 1:21 PM

There will be a 35mm print struck from the neg soon,I ought to know,I am the person who located the negatives,they were gathering dust for decades in a private vault and they are in astonishingly good condition,with little or no damage !

AlexJones4President1995March 2, 2013 5:46 AM

this film sucks ass. if they remade it now with modern actors and in 3D maybe it can be better but pepel shouldnt waste the money with this film you are stupid if you do idiots

YourMommaMarch 3, 2013 10:05 PM

Well somebody had to restore it.