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DVD Review: Amir Shervan's "Samurai Cop" (1989)

15 July 2013 3:13 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

From the first frame of Amir Shervan's 1989 film Samurai Cop, you know that you're in for a treat.  Cheesy 1980s artificial pop music that sounds like it was generated by a Casio keyboard, courtesy of Alen Dermarderossian, with white credits set against a black background (a surefire indicator that you're watching a low-budget film) give way to Okamura (Gerald Okamura) complaining that they are not an established gang, and as such, they should be very cautious to make friends with the Chinese and Japanese gangs. He grunts and groans and makes exclamations that aren't always decipherable.  Former porn star Krista Lane, who is part of the gang, says things like, “Here comes the boss!” or “The boss is coming.”  Robert Z’Dar, best known for the Maniac Cop films, is an imposing figure who does the boss’s dirty work.  Needless to say, they get into »

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