Amir Shervan, USA, 1991, All Channel Films, Action

“If filmmaking is a metaphor for the human condition (and I've yet to encounter a better one), that metaphor is never more perfectly illustrated than here.” - Joe, LETTERBOXD

Prepare to question everything you thought you knew about roundhouse kicks, thongs, and katana beheadings. Joe (Matt Hannon, Sylvester Stallone’s one-time bodyguard) is the Samurai Cop, a rock of a man who will do literally whatever it takes to punish criminals -- even if that means taking dozens of innocent lives in the process. Teamed with a truly hilarious partner (Mark Frazer), Joe embarks on a mindmelting sex-and-violence-fueled adventure against evil ninjas, drug dealers, and genre legend Robert Z’Dar (MANIAC COP)! Directed by prolific Iranian ex-pat Amir Shervan, the reckless and outrageous SAMURAI COP is a true treasure of the trash-action pantheon. Now available as a new DCP, guaranteed to make your audience see Z’Dars.

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  • 96 mins.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP