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Bristol Bad Film Club presents … Samurai Cop – CANCELLED
7th September 2018 8:00 pm
UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Bristol Bad Film Club was set up by Timon Singh to screen films that are so-bad-they’re-great and cult classics that are rarely shown. Because these films are so unique and hardly ever screened, we feel they are best enjoyed as a group experience.
Imagine a low-budget version of Lethal Weapon where Mel Gibson spends most of his time being racist to the Japanese, attempts to sleep with anything that moves and walks around in his pants a lot. That’s Samurai Cop, but there is so much more to this cult film than that…
Described as “both the best and the worst action film ever”, Samurai Cop is an unintentionally hilarious action film that sees San Diego cop Joe ‘Samurai’ Marshall dispatched to stop the drug-trafficking Yakuza cartel – The Katana Gang.
Made in 1990 by Iranian film maker Amir Shervan, Samurai Cop is a perfect storm of 80s cop movie cliches, over-the-top dialogue, weird editing, goofy fight scenes (that seem to constantly switch location) and a soundtrack that sounds like it belongs in a SEGA MasterSystem game.
Today, Samurai Cop is often described in the same breath as infamous ‘so bad, they’re great’ films like The Room and Birdemic: Shock and Terror and the Bristol Bad Film Club are bringing it to Malvern!
A cabal of Japanese mobsters known as the Katana Gang is taking over the streets of Los Angeles. With the regular police unable to stop them, it’s up to maverick cop Joe “the Samurai” Marshal to use his sword and martial arts expertise to bring the crooks down.
“The party aspect in this movie is spectacular. From the sheer cheese of the main character’s behaviour to the gratuitous amounts of nudity, everyone is guaranteed to get a laugh, or at least an awkward boner…” BetterWithPopcorn.com
“Amazingly hamfisted ineptitude… perhaps the most god-awful example of bungled, inept action movie filmmaking of the 1980s” Brian Lindsey, Eccentric Cinema
“Defies all logic. It’s both the best and worst action movie ever” Andrew Martin, Facebook.com/AmirShervan