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Black Samurai (1976)

R | | Action, Crime | February 1977 (USA)
Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and the daughter of a top Eastern Ambassador. The ransom for the abduction was the secret for a terrific new weapon - the freeze bomb - but the 'Warlock' ... See full summary »

Director:

Al Adamson

Writers:

B. Readick (screenplay), Marc Olden (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Kelly ... Robert Sand
Bill Roy Bill Roy ... Janicot
Roberto Contreras ... Chavez
Marilyn Joi ... Synne
Chia Essie Lin Chia Essie Lin ... Toki Konuma
Biff Yeager ... Pines
Charles Grant Charles Grant ... Bone
Jace Khan Jace Khan ... Jace
Erwin Fuller Erwin Fuller ... Bodyguard
Peter Dane Peter Dane ... Farnsworth
Felix Silla ... Rheinhardt
Cowboy Lang Cowboy Lang ... Himself
Little Tokyo, Little Tokyo, ... Himself
Jerry Marin Jerry Marin ... Shotgun Spiro
Alfonzo Walters Alfonzo Walters ... Leopard Man
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Storyline

Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations, is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl named Toki who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and the daughter of a top Eastern Ambassador. The ransom for the abduction was the secret for a terrific new weapon - the freeze bomb - but the 'Warlock' behind the deed is also into the business of drug dealing and Voodoo ritual murders. The search takes him from Hong Kong to California through Miami, and plenty of action, against bad men, bad girl, and bad animals. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The Cool Master of Kung-Fu and Karate!

Genres:

Action | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Terminator See more »

Filming Locations:

Haiti See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BJLJ International Corp. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a series of pulp-novels by suspense writer Marc Olden. See more »

Goofs

During the jet-pack sequence, the handles of the jet-pack constantly switch between being horizontally and vertically aligned. See more »

Quotes

Robert Sand: Surprise Monkeys!
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References Live and Let Die (1973) See more »

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A typical Adamson flick - and that's no recommendation
6 March 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

BLACK SAMURAI is your typical low rent American martial arts movie, starring man of the moment Jim Kelly who appeared in a whole slew of cheapjack kung fu flicks in the late 1970s. This one's a typical Al Adamson movie, which is no recommendation: it's cheap, badly edited, disjointed feeling, and very, very silly.

There's barely any plot to speak of, just a long running sequence of fight scenes in which Kelly uses his martial arts abilities to kick various bad guys in the face, over and over again. It becomes repetitive and yet these sluggish fights are the best thing about an otherwise incredibly cheap production.

The acting is wooden, the cinematography poor, and the film as a whole looks incredibly cheap. Felix Silla (Twiki from BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY) has a role as a miniature hit-man which has to be seen to be believed. Overall, BLACK SAMURAI isn't one of the worst films out there - at least it's unintentionally funny throughout - but it is a real mess.


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