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3 November 2006 (Japan) See more »
There's bad blood between good and evil.
Two demon hunters race to save the human race after an a cult accidentally releases a particularly dangerous demon. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Glen Levy ... Josh Griffin

Tanya Dempsey ... Alex Marlowe
Lana Piryan ... Nikki
Tom Seymour ... Bannon
Chris Sheets ... Gordon
Tracy Erickson ... Ruby

Ronald Quigley ... Chief
Stephanie Kane ... Lisa

Robin Raedeke ... Max

Natalie Khoury ... Jackie

Heather Ashley Chase ... Debrah / Debbie (as Heather Ashley)
Meagan Mangum ... Goth Girl

Isis McKenzie ... Valerie
Ardy Brent Carlson ... Nathan (as Brent Carlson)
Al Zequiera ... Cult Leader (as Al Z)
Charles Cooley ... Cult Member #1
T.J. Lewis ... Trey Stone

Tony LaThanh ... Cell Phone Guy
Zelda Lin ... Shaman / Desert Cult Dancer / Penthouse Servant
Shawn Lynch ... Demon Warrior / Sleezy Pete
Sean Patrick Kennedy ... Cult Member #2
Benjamin Crellin ... Cult Member #3
Maisun Jabban ... Sandwich Shop Waitress
Guillermo Ornelas ... Sandwich Shop Cook (as Guillermo Ornelas T.)
Koji Horii ... Noodle Bar Cook
Scott Baker ... Hollywood Hotel Cop
Jeff Sisson ... Street Vendor
Danja Jenee Koja ... Sandwich Shop Patron
Jeff Seebach ... Sandwich Shop Patron (as Jeff 'Jefe' Seebach)
Fumihito Minamitsuji ... Pure Demon
Kenny Abney ... Demon

Viktor Phoenix ... Demon (as Andrew Waggoner)
Sonja Williams ... Demon
Pat Nelson ... Demon
David M. Brunsman ... Demon
Sandra Grande ... Desert Cult Dancer
'Evil' Ted Smith ... Desert Cult Dancer / Vid Phone Drunk (as Ted Smith)
Suji Lee ... Desert Cult Dancer
Tim Paul ... Desert Cult Dancer
Kristin M. Chu ... Desert Cult Dancer
John Lechago ... Desert Cult Dancer
Robert Clark ... Sandwich Shop Cop
Carrie Holt de Lama ... Sandwich Shop Cop (as Carrie Holt)
Wyatt Weed ... Street Bum

Directed by
'Evil' Ted Smith  (as Ted Smith)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
'Evil' Ted Smith  (as Ted Smith)
Wyatt Weed 

Produced by
Scott M. Baker .... producer
Robert A. Clark .... executive producer
Carrie Holt de Lama .... line producer (as Carrie Holt)
Deborah L. Velarde .... co-producer
Original Music by
Viktor Phoenix  (as Andrew Waggoner)
Cinematography by
Yaron Levy 
Film Editing by
Wyatt Weed 
Casting by
Lisa Hannan 
T.J. Lewis 
Art Direction by
Zelda Lin 
Costume Design by
Sonia Woodfield 
Makeup Department
Martin Astles .... special makeup effects artist
Jason Bach .... assistant makeup artist (as Jason 'Playah' Bach)
Jason Bach .... special makeup effects assistant
Mark Bautista .... key makeup artist
Robert Choate .... assistant makeup artist
Kelly Conroy .... key hair stylist
Kiya Corvacho .... assistant makeup artist (as Kiya Coruacho)
Alice Hoff .... assistant makeup artist
Kelly Hughes .... assistant makeup artist
Emily Porter .... assistant makeup artist
Danielle Lyn Saunders .... assistant makeup artist (as Danielle Lyn Sanders)
Jeff Sisson .... assistant makeup artist
Jeff Sisson .... makeup assistant: special effects
Michelle Terrones .... assistant makeup artist (as Michelle 'Razor' Terrones)
Christina Zuleta .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Carrie Holt de Lama .... unit production manager
T.J. Lewis .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wyatt Weed .... assistant director
Art Department
Tim Arp .... prop designer (as 'Grim' Tim Arp)
Jeffrey Bassetti .... art department assistant
Carrie Carpenter .... props
Suji Lee .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Doug Andham .... sound effects editor (as Doug Andorka)
Doug Andham .... sound re-recording mixer (as Doug Andorka)
Ardy Brent Carlson .... boom operator (as A. Brent Carlson)
Brian Hawlk .... sound mixer
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator (as Tim Lloyd)
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Nick Neutra .... foley recordist
Chris Olson .... boom operator (as Christopher Olson)
Chris Phips .... adr recordist
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Charles Cooley .... special effects technician
Tom Seymour .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
John Lechago .... additional visual effects
Elliot Worman .... visual effects
Glen Levy .... fight/stunt coordinator
George A. Lopez .... stunts
Fumihito Minamitsuji .... stunts
Johnnie Saiko .... stunts (as Johnny Saiko Espiritu)
Terry Taneie .... stunts (as Terri Tanae)
Ted Van Doorn .... motorcycle double
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Allen .... still photographer
David M. Brunsman .... electrician
Robert Clark .... electrician
Robert Clark .... grip
Preston Connor .... grip
Chris Crawford .... grip
Brandon Cunningham .... gaffer
Nathan Donnelly .... grip
John Lazear .... camera operator
Gary Lowrance .... gaffer
Wisnick Luberice .... assistant camera
Hilda Mercado .... camera operator
Colleen Rea .... assistant camera
Robert Salvo .... still photographer
Scott Sandland .... key grip
Jeff Seebach .... key grip
Andy Steinman .... camera operator
Vinny Walsh .... gaffer (as William 'Vinny' Walsh)
Tim Wattez .... grip
Casting Department
Randy McKenney .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristin M. Chu .... wardrobe assistant
Tiffany A. Freeman .... wardrobe assistant
Nicole Johns .... wardrobe assistant
Jessica Lane .... wardrobe assistant
Music Department
Jim Agnew .... composer: song "Deluxe"
Other crew
Jodi Berlatt .... production assistant
Lauri Blue .... publicist
Ardy Brent Carlson .... production assistant (as A. Brent Carlson)
Glen Levy .... sword master
Mark Litwak .... producer's representative
Chuck Murphy .... production assistant
Zack Smith .... caterer
Bryan Sundstrom .... script supervisor

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Japan:111 min

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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Don't see Guardian for what it is, see it for what it's not, 2 October 2007
Author: R_Grey from Florida, United States

to say this movie is bad is an understatement. Guardian represents everything that's possible to be wrong with a movie, that's also its sole redeeming quality. The reason I gave this movie it's single star (aside from the fact that there is no option to put 0 stars) is because it has certain educational purpose. Robert Altman, when asked which movies influenced him the most, said: "the movies I hated the most," he'd see a film and think "I'll never make a movie like that." That's the case with Guardian. Watching it makes you understand how and why a movie can be bad (or oh-my-god-it-burns-my-eye bad in this instance). There is not single aspect I can start you off with, it's bad globally: every line is a cliché stolen from Buffy, Blade, or some other B vampire movie (and the ending is a word-for-word rip off from the first Blade -- I can't spoil the movie with this, it hits the bottom on the first line); the image is terrible, either they used magnifying glass for a lens or rented a wrong camcorder, because this is not shot on film with an HDCAM, not even on HDV or DVX from the looks of it; the cinematography is ...well, I don't think they thought about lighting; the set pieces and the makeup is admirably expensive for such a low budget, but the actors wearing the suits couldn't act their way out of a noose on the day of their sentence.

At first I actually thought I was watching a rerun of a Buffy episode, but then I realized that even Buffy wasn't that bad (and there weren't any commercials!). I watched further and I couldn't believe it was on a premium channel, on cable! But seeing this piece of s$@t make it this far, I now know that any film can find distribution...

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