IMDb > Black Samurai (1977)
Black Samurai
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Black Samurai (1977) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 12 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
3.5/10   569 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
B. Readick (screenplay) and
Marc Olden (novel)
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Black Samurai on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
February 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Cool Master of Kung-Fu and Karate!
Plot:
Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and the daughter of a top Eastern Ambassador. The ransom for the abduction was the secret for a terrific new weapon - the freeze bomb - but the 'Warlock' behind the deed is also into the business of drug dealing and Voodoo ritual murders. The search takes him from Hong Kong to California through Miami, and plenty of action, against bad men, bad girl, and bad animals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(15 articles)
Larry Joachim, Distributor of Kung Fu Films, Dies at 88
 (From Variety - Film News. 2 January 2014, 4:45 PM, PST)

The top 10 far-out Scooby Doo animated movies
 (From Den of Geek. 19 August 2013, 1:29 AM, PDT)

Shin Megami Tensei IV Review
 (From We Got This Covered. 16 July 2013, 8:50 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
One of the most unintentionally hilarious films I have ever seen! See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jim Kelly ... Robert Sand
Bill Roy ... Janicot
Roberto Contreras ... Chavez
Marilyn Joi ... Synne
Essie Lin Chia ... Toki Konuma

Biff Yeager ... Pines

Charles Grant ... Bone
Jace Khan ... Jace
Erwin Fuller ... Bodyguard
Peter Dane ... Farnsworth

Felix Silla ... Rheinhardt
Cowboy Lang ... Himself
Little Tokyo ... Himself
Jerry Marin ... Shotgun Spiro
Alfonzo Walters ... Leopard Man
Charles Walter Johnson ... Leopard Man
Regina Carrol ... Voodoo Dancer / Party Stripper (as Gina Adamson)
Jesus Thillet ... Martial Arts Fighter
Cliff Bowen ... Martial Arts Fighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
D'Urville Martin ... (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Al Adamson 
 
Writing credits
B. Readick (screenplay)

Marco Joachim  additional story ideas
Marc Olden  novel "Black Samurai"

Produced by
John 'Bud' Cardos .... associate producer (as John Bud Cardos)
Barbara Holden .... producer
Laurence Joachim .... executive producer
Steven Vail .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Louis Horvath (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Landis 
 
Set Decoration by
Daisy Rieger 
 
Costume Design by
Edwin Goehring Jr. 
 
Makeup Department
Melanie Levitt .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Michael Bockman .... props
 
Sound Department
Jack Cooley .... sound mixer
Dick Damien .... sound
Joan Franklin .... assistant sound effects editor
Marta Viana .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Ramon Ferro .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Alvin Boudreaux .... stunt performer
Charles Crawford .... stunt performer
Ray C. Davis .... stunt performer
George Griffen .... stunt performer
Jim Kelly .... karate master
Jace Khan .... karate master
Clifford Lawson .... stunt performer (as Cliff Lawson)
Fernando Luján .... stunt performer (as Fernando Lujan)
Jerry Mitchell .... stunt performer
Alfonzo Walters .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Boyne .... grip
Erwin Fuller .... grip
John Gillie .... electrician
Keith Kelsay .... assistant camera (as Keith Kelsey)
Robert McClure .... grip
Stephen L. Posey .... electrician (as Steve Posey)
Robert B. Reynolds .... grip (as Robert Reynolds)
John Tilton .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marilyn Joi .... costumes: Marilyn Joi
 
Music Department
Jim Landis .... music editor
Jodd Readick .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Pam Eddy .... script girl
Ramon Ferro .... titles
Eddie Garetti .... assistant to producer
Ray Wells .... researcher: Haitian voodoo
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Freeze Bomb" - Europe (English title)
See more »
Runtime:
USA:88 min | UK:82 min (DVD)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Portugal:M/18 (director's cut) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jim Kelly also choreographed the martial arts scenes.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Sands is fighting Bone at the end the over-dubbing is never in sync. Neither of their mouths are moving at the right time, and the voices were obviously dubbed in later.See more »
Quotes:
Bone:Who the hell do you think you are? Muhammad Ali?
Robert Sand:No, I'm better!
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Live and Let Die (1973)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One of the most unintentionally hilarious films I have ever seen!, 16 January 2000

Just this past weekend, a bunch of my friends and I planned on going to out local multiplex and see either Man on the Moon or Magnolia. But both films were sold out and our hopes were dashed, but we decided something should come out of this. We stopped by our local Blockbuster Video and after browsing came up with 2 titles; Office Space and Black Samurai(neither film was one I wanted to see in the slightest, but since I wanted to allow my friends to pick something they wanted to see I indulged them). After we finished watching the former film (which my friends found hilarious, I found to be only alright)we decided to pop in Black Samurai, a film we had no expectations for other then to be amused by it. This film definitely followed through in this aspect.

After a brief opening that takes place in a completely non-descript place and where Robert Sands aka Black Samurai's girlfriend also the foreign ambassador's daughter (what a coincedence!) gets kidnapped by a couple of thugs who work for a voodoo priest who plans or bringing a modern day slavery ring to life. Definitely has to be a mission for D.R.A.G.O.N member Black Samurai (I still have no idea what that acronym could possibly stand for). When Sands/Samurai hears of this crime he goes off on an adventure featuring the shortest, most anti-climactic car chase, a jet-pac that resembles scuba gear, fights with cowboy midgets and spear chucking natives that reside in what looks to be Nevada and to top it all off a climactic battle with the Voodoo Priests vulture (named Vultron) add a dash of horrible lighting and a director who just allows the action to go on somewhere in the vicinity of the camera's shooting area, a sprinkle of gratuitous nudity, and every cliche found in the Blaxploitation films in this era, and you have one of the most unintentionally hilarious films ever made! Definitely a must-rent for someone who is need of comedy...but to make it better get a group of friends and let the Mystery Science Theater 3000-type mockery begin!

88 Minutes long Made in 1976 Rated R for Gratuitous Nudity, Mild Violence, Brief Language

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (20 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Black Samurai (1977)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Who plays Felicia? (The prostitute at the party?) wolfe42
Black Samurai is the best movie ever! mikemohammad
B. Samurai SOUNDTRACK - what flick are they from? treshon
Unedited version? pardlopeighhg
Bwaaahhhh! bullmoose75
Aldo Ray - uncredited? bwana-beast
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Patriot Games Storm Catcher American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.