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

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
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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  • YourMomma

    Well somebody had to restore it.

  • AlexJones4President1995

    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

  • Guest

    The boss is coming, in HD!

  • 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.

    Update: Young Rebels and Killing American Style are both being released by Cinema Epoch. They are also working on getting Gypsy released. Head over to the Amir Shervan Facebook page for the latest.

  • Stephen Lambrechts

    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.

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

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

  • slapshoe

    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.

  • PeterKapow

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

  • 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.

  • 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 !

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