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Ghost Warrior (1984)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | March 1986 (USA)
A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life. Dazed and confused, he goes on a rampage. Can the female scientist and her colleague who revived him stop him before it's too late?

Director:

J. Larry Carroll (as Larry Carroll)

Writer:

Tim Curnen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Fujioka ... Yoshimitsu
John Calvin ... Doctor Alan Richards
Janet Julian ... Chris Welles
Charles Lampkin Charles Lampkin ... Willie Walsh
Frank Schuller Frank Schuller ... Detective Berger
Bill Morey Bill Morey ... Doctor Carl Anderson
Andy Wood Andy Wood ... Doctor Pete Denza
Robert Kino Robert Kino ... Professor Takagi
Joan Foley Joan Foley ... Ellie West
Peter Liapis ... Johnny Tooth
Mieko Kobayashi Mieko Kobayashi ... Chidori
Toshishiro Obata Toshishiro Obata ... Japanese Officer (as Toshiji Obata)
Rob Narita ... Boy Skier
Lynn Kuratomi Lynn Kuratomi ... Girl Skier
Chris Caputo Chris Caputo ... Tom Jenks
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A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life. Dazed and confused, he goes on a rampage. Can the female scientist and her colleague who revived him stop him before it's too late?

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Forgotten by time...Awakened by science...An ancient warrior faces the battle of his life. See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swordkill See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Features The Dungeonmaster (1984) See more »

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Tormentor
Performed by W.A.S.P.
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Real Samurai example!
20 May 1999 | by Vlad-27See all my reviews

American cryosurgeons tried to anatomize frozen body of Yoshimitsu Taga, the great samurai general of 400 years ago, then found he had been in suspended animation. Occasionally, a guard of the institution tries to steal the priceless katana(samurai sword) of resurrected warrior, to be slashed with the very treasure. Yoshimitsu wanders about modern American town, happens to slay street gangs with guns to save an old man. Yoshimitsu is living in laws and morals of ancient war age, so that is very natural to him. But cryosurgeons want to kill him secretly to avoid trouble, and of course, police force tries to shoot him down...

You can easily see how silly the plot is, however, I recommend this film. The samurai in this film is REAL. Actor Hiroshi Fujioka is genuine sensei of swordsmanship, so he knows how to use katana and how a samurai think, feel and act in a strange situation. Fujioka's presence made this lame plot a memorable tragedy.

Magnificent and sad music by Richard Band is another salvation of the feature.


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