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Guyver: Dark Hero (1994)

 -  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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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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Guyver 2: Dark Hero  »

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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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Shortly after flipping the jeep, a black car can be seen driving by in the background in what's supposed to be a deserted area. See more »

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Crane: It's calling you, isn't it?
Sean Barker: What do you mean?
Crane: Calls me too. We are both same children.
[pause]
Crane: Sean, I know who you are. I know you're in pain. I'm like you.
Sean Barker: I don't know what you're talking about!
Crane: We are the bastards... of uncaring parents! We've been violated. Our lives have been changed against our will... Sean, I know what's been like for you... for me! You've lost friends and lovers, haven't you?
Sean Barker: I...
Crane: So have I! We're forced to live secret lives. Trust me.
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Features Kung Fu Rascals (1992) See more »

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Outside Expose
Written and Performed by Charlie Marshall
Courtesy of Nation Rock Music, BMI.
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Steve Wang,Koichi Sakamoto and David Hayter...What a combo!
19 November 2004 | by (Newcastle, England) – See all my reviews

It has been a year(Or three depending how you look at it) Since Sean Barker first became the Guyver and destroyed the Cronos Corperation and their shape changing killers the Zionoids.

As he struggles to find the purpose of the thing living inside him he is drawn to the caves of Utah where he will dicier the Guyver's true purpose.

It had been three years since the world had been exposed to the Americanization of a manga classic, some loved it,other despised it. The movie was inappropriately funny or unfunny,badly written and directed. The only redeeming feature where the really cool creature effects helmed by Co-Director Steve Wang.

Then came Guyver 2 this time helmed by Wang and it has to be one of the best sequels ever made. It stays more true to the comic,featuring some very cool monsters and some brilliant fight scenes choreographed by Drive action director Koichi Sakamoto which Steve Wang also directed.

It seems Wang wanted to be as faithful as possible to the original comic and he does it very well. One thing worth mentioning is a good acting turn by the voice of Solid Snake David Hayter who plays the role of Sean Barker, a role horribly done by Jack Armstrong(who?) in the original.

The story is better written in which Sean struggles with his curse that is the Guyver.

Although the acting is very hammy at times(What do you expect for a sci-fi b-movie) I recommend that people wanting to find out about The Guyver best watch the original anime show then view this live action version before viewing the first movie.

I also recommend you pick up the Region 1 uncut DVD as it presents the film in all its gory glory.


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