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Guyver: Dark Hero (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  20 April 1994 (Japan)
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Sean Barker became the unwilling host to an alien bio-armor known as the Guyver. A year ago he destroyed the Kronos Corporation, an organization of mutants who want the Guyver. Now he is ... See full summary »

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Cori
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Crane (as Bruno Giannotta)
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Atkins
Stuart Weiss ...
Marcus
Billi Lee ...
Mizky
Jim O'Donoghoe ...
Gouo
J.D. Smith ...
Doug
Alisa Merline ...
Brandi (voice)
Wes Deitrick ...
Volker
Veronica Reed ...
Sten (voice)
Stephen Oprychal ...
Bob
Ann George ...
Gail (voice)
Marisa Cody ...
Mary (voice)
Kristin Calkins ...
Lois / Primitive Guyver (voice)
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Sean Barker became the unwilling host to an alien bio-armor known as the Guyver. A year ago he destroyed the Kronos Corporation, an organization of mutants who want the Guyver. Now he is trying to find why the Guyver unit forces him to fight and kill evil. He is lead to an archelogical site where scientists discover an ancient space craft. Now he must fight Kronos again before they discover the secrets of the Guyver's origin. Written by <pace@interpath.com>

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20 April 1994 (Japan)  »

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Guyver 2: Dark Hero  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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Although the previous film received a PG-13, this film received an R. Notable as many film series have transitioned away from the R-rating, but fewer have transitioned to the R-rating. See more »

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When Sean is reading the paper about the "Armored Vigilante" The article below explains the current depicted scene. See more »

Quotes

Guyver: [catches gun in air and throws it to Atkins] "protect her!"
[points at Cori]
Atkins: [catches gun that the guyver threw and looks scared at the Zoanoid in front of him] "but who the hell's gonna protect me?"
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Follows Kyôshoku sôkô Guyver Act II (1991) See more »

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Outside Expose
Written and Performed by Charlie Marshall
Courtesy of Nation Rock Music, BMI.
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Great...but, erm...You gotta be a fan!
3 January 2002 | by (South Shield) – See all my reviews

This movie is certainly allot better than the first Guyver movie. The story line is more original and intellagent and it has the seriousness deserved rather than that early 90's slap stick humour fad. Come on, its cool on "The teenage mutant ninja turtles" but not a Guyver movie! "Guyver 2-dark hero" is a huge improvment to the original but unfortunatly still fails to live up to the manga series. The key word is "budget". This movie could had been a sci-fi masterpiece but suffered because its budget was only 1 million dollars. Saying this, the Special FX and Guyver and zoanoid suites, and the ancient alien space ship look really good! And this movie does not look cheap and I was pretty surprised when I found out it was made under 1 million. However, it does show at times. The guyvers suite has dramaticly changed from the first movie, and is a bit of a lessor effort. It doesn't look metalic.

Again, don't be predijust against this movie! Give it a try. Its hard making a cheap sci-fi action movie and this did very well in terms of quality and style. But to a fan, its really not good enough. When you compare it to the manga and comics.

this movie has FX, action, Guyver,Zoanoids and an ancient alien space ship. It has it all and is worth the watch but don't expect a flick like "Predator"! But I would give this movie credit for being one of the best comic books into movie translation, and the first one being the worst.

I am surprised a sequel was even made after the failure of the cinema release for the first Guyver movie, but I'm glad they did. This would had been perfect if it had the budget of the first movie but still had the story of the second. This is great for teens and manga guyver fans but there is still allot of room for improvments.

7 out of 10


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