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Tim Curnen (written by)
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Release Date:
March 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Forgotten by time...Awakened by science...An ancient warrior faces the battle of his life. See more »
Plot:
A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Hiroshi Fujioka ... Yoshimitsu
John Calvin ... Doctor Alan Richards
Janet Julian ... Chris Welles
Charles Lampkin ... Willie Walsh
Frank Schuller ... Detective Berger
Bill Morey ... Doctor Carl Anderson
Andy Wood ... Doctor Pete Denza
Robert Kino ... Professor Takagi
Joan Foley ... Ellie West
Peter Liapis ... Johnny Tooth
Mieko Kobayashi ... Chidori
Toshishiro Obata ... Japanese Officer (as Toshiji Obata)

Rob Narita ... Boy Skier
Lynn Kuratomi ... Girl Skier
Chris Caputo ... Tom Jenks
Simmy Bow ... Volker

William Jones ... Officer Jones (as J. Bill Jones)
Alan Lachaumette ... Police Officer
Phil Rubenstein ... Detective Carlysle
Casey Brown ... Prostitute
Jerry Tondo ... Sushi Chef
Wally Uchida ... Assistant Sushi Chef
Miko Ishikawa ... Sushi Waitress
Leslie Wing ... Sushi Bar Customer #1
Michael Denis Brox ... Sushi Bar Customer #2
Al Berry ... Helicopter Pilot

Larry Cedar ... Helicopter Observer
Melvin Jones ... Gang Member
Rock A. Walker ... Gang Member

Tony Travis ... Gang Member
Charles Ringa ... Gang Member
Anthony Leonardi ... Gang Member (as Anthony Leonards)
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Directed by
J. Larry Carroll  (as Larry Carroll)
 
Writing credits
Tim Curnen (written by)

Produced by
Albert Band .... executive producer
Charles Band .... producer
Mieko Bercovici .... associate producer: Japanese unit
Gordon W. Gregory .... associate producer
Efrem Harkham .... executive producer
Uri Harkham .... executive producer
Peter Manoogian .... line producer
Arthur H. Maslansky .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Band 
 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Brad Arensman 
 
Casting by
Debra Dion 
 
Production Design by
Robert Howland 
Pamela B. Warner 
 
Costume Design by
Kathie Clark 
 
Makeup Department
Mieko Bercovici .... makeup artist: additional second unit
Mieko Bercovici .... wig maker: additional second unit
Hayashi Bisho .... wig designer: Japanese wigs
Ayako Eikura .... wig stylist: Japanese wigs
Karen Kubeck .... hair stylist (as Karen Kubek)
Karen Kubeck .... makeup artist (as Karen Kubek)
Robert Short .... special makeup effects artist (as Bob Short)
Vera Yurtchuk .... hair stylist
Vera Yurtchuk .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Allen Alsobrook .... production manager: additional second unit
Hugh McCallum .... unit manager
Peter Manoogian .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betsy Magruder .... first assistant director
Michelle Noble .... assistant director: additional second unit (as Michele Noble)
Debbie Pinthus .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Barbara Benz .... set dresser
Robert Clark .... builder: ice cave
Robert Clark .... designer: ice cave
Kirk Corwin .... art department assistant
Douglas Fox .... property master (as Doug Fox)
Robert Lucas .... art department assistant (as Bob Lucas)
David Marconi .... lead man
Alan Munro .... storyboard artist
Ian Scheibel .... assistant props
 
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... sound mixer (as Doug Arnold)
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas C. James .... assistant sound editor (as Tom James)
John Post .... sound editor
Mark Scheret .... boom operator (as Mark Sheret)
Tom Siiter .... sound editor
Victor Sitkowski .... sound editor
Jenny Stovell .... assistant sound editor
Jay Wertz .... sound designer
Stan Wetzel .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stanley Wetzel)
Howard Wilmarth .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Roger George .... mechanical special effects
 
Stunts
Kim Burke .... stunt player (as Kim E. Burke)
Brian R. Carson .... stunt player
Jeannie Epper .... stunt player
Joe Finnegan .... stunt player
James M. Halty .... stunt player (as Jimmy Halty)
Gene Hartline .... stunt player
Eddie Hice .... stunt player
Chris Howell .... stunt player
Melvin Jones .... stunt player
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunt player (as Tracy Lyn Keehn)
Jimmy Quinn .... ski double
Rock A. Walker .... stunt player
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt coordinator
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt player (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera: additional second unit
Thomas Calabrese .... electrician (as Tom Calabrese)
Dwight Campbell .... grip: additional second unit
Alicia Craft .... additional camera assistant: second unit
Robert Ebinger .... cinematographer: additional second unit (as Rob Ebinger)
Cobie Fair .... electrician
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer
Greg Gardiner .... gaffer: additional second unit
Scott Guthrie .... best boy: additional second unit
Richard Kuhn .... electrician
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... best boy grip (as Dwight LaVers)
Boris Malden .... best boy electric
Ron McCausland .... key grip
Woody Perkins .... grip
Joel Ransom .... second assistant camera
David Schmier .... camera operator: second unit
Michael Stocks .... grip
Roger Tonry .... camera assistant: second unit
Thomas Vanghele .... second assistant camera: additional second unit
Kevin Williams .... gaffer
Michael Wilson .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Akira Kohagai .... wardrobe: Japanese wardrobe, additional second unit
Jill M. Ohanneson .... costumer (as Jill Ohanneson)
 
Editorial Department
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post-production
Jodette DeWind .... apprentice editor
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter
James Knight .... assistant editor
Thomas Meshelski .... assistant editor (as Tom Meshelski)
Catherine Peacock .... assistant editor (as Cathy Peacock)
Tom Scurry .... assistant editor
Juliet Avola .... post-production (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Steve Danforth .... music editor: Damask Productions, Inc.
Keith Grant .... music recording engineer: London
Ken Johnson .... music editor: Damask Productions, Inc.
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra .... music performers (as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Dennis S. Sands .... music recording engineer: Hollywood
Shirley Walker .... composer: additional music
Shirley Walker .... conductor
Shirley Walker .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Steve Cassling .... driver: additional second unit
John Orlebeck .... driver: honeywagon
Michael Price .... transportation coordinator
Charlie Rothstein .... driver: grip and electric truck
Mark Wilkie .... driver: additional second unit
Bill Wolff .... driver: motor home
 
Other crew
Steven Arellano .... set production assistant (as Steve Arrellano)
Bill Bestolarides .... office production assistant
Bennah Burton-Burtt .... assistant to producer (as Bennah Burton)
Steve Cassling .... production assistant: additional second unit
Mike Clark .... translator
Vance Colvig .... helicopter pilot
Lisa C. Cook .... production coordinator (as Lisa Cook)
Cathy Mickel Gibson .... production auditor (as Cathy Mickel-Gibson)
Harry Hauss .... helicopter pilot
Kunishiro Hayashi .... historical consultant
Yasuhiro Kobayashi .... sword maker: Yoshimitsu's sword
Robert Lange .... production counsel (as Robert M. Lange)
Jeff Nelson .... craft service
Michelle Noble .... script supervisor: additional second unit (as Michele Noble)
Toshishiro Obata .... fight consultant: Kendo fighting (as Toshiji Obata)
Craig Pointes .... location manager
Ross Reynolds .... helicopter pilot
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor
Marilynn Schirm .... assistant to executive producers
Donna Stamps .... office production assistant
Masakazu Teranishi .... translator
Kim Turner .... production assistant
Rudy Ugland .... animal wrangler
Stan Unamoto .... payroll services: TPI/PPI
Aron Warner .... production assistant
Mark Wilkie .... production assistant: additional second unit
 

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Real Samurai example!, 20 May 1999
Author: Vlad-27 from Osaka, Japan

American cryosurgeons tried to anatomize frozen body of Yoshimitsu Taga, the great samurai general of 400 years ago, then found he had been in suspended animation. Occasionally, a guard of the institution tries to steal the priceless katana(samurai sword) of resurrected warrior, to be slashed with the very treasure. Yoshimitsu wanders about modern American town, happens to slay street gangs with guns to save an old man. Yoshimitsu is living in laws and morals of ancient war age, so that is very natural to him. But cryosurgeons want to kill him secretly to avoid trouble, and of course, police force tries to shoot him down...

You can easily see how silly the plot is, however, I recommend this film. The samurai in this film is REAL. Actor Hiroshi Fujioka is genuine sensei of swordsmanship, so he knows how to use katana and how a samurai think, feel and act in a strange situation. Fujioka's presence made this lame plot a memorable tragedy.

Magnificent and sad music by Richard Band is another salvation of the feature.

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