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The Guyver (1991)

Guyver (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 3 June 1992 (France)
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A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he ... See full summary »

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Jon Purdy (screenplay by), Yoshiki Takaya (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Joung Paik ... Dr. Tetsu Segawa (as Greg Paik)
Jimmie Walker ... Striker (as Jimmy Walker)
Peter Spellos ... Ramsey
Michael Berryman ... Lisker
Spice Williams-Crosby ... Weber (as Spice Williams)
Mark Hamill ... Max Reed
Jack Armstrong ... Sean Barker / The Guyver
Johnnie Saiko ... Craig
Vivian Wu ... Mizky Segawa
Deborah Anne Gorman Deborah Anne Gorman ... Ms. Jenson (as Deborah Gorman)
Danny Gibson Danny Gibson ... Aikido Instructor's Assistant
Willard E. Pugh ... Col. Castle
David Gale ... Fulton Balcus
'Evil' Ted Smith 'Evil' Ted Smith ... Ronnie (as Ted Smith)
Doug Simpson Doug Simpson ... Quinton
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Storyline

A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he begins to uncover a secret plot to genetically engineer terrifying monsters. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Lost for centuries...only one man can activate it! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guyver See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jeffrey Comb's character is named Dr. East, a pun to his role as Dr. Herbest West in the Re-Animator movies that also deal in experimenting with the human body. See more »

Goofs

When Guyver first appears, his blade-like top on his forehead pops up. Every other scene, the blade is still attached to his head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[opening scroll]
Narrator: At the beginning of time, aliens came to the Earth to create the ultimate organic weapon. They created Mankind. By planting a special gene into man they created the ZOANOIDS - Humans who can change at will into super monster soldiers. Eons later, the Zoanoid leader, called the ZOALORD, has awakened formed the Chronos Corporation to further develop the Zoanoid technology for world domination. Among the alien remains, was found the "Unit" - a bio boosted alien armor. ...
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Crazy Credits

Get your own Guyver unit at S-Mart, Shop smart, shop S-Mart. See more »

Alternate Versions

Differences between the "Director's Cut" (actually the original theatrical version) and the VHS version are as follows:
  • A text prologue explaining the origins of the guyver and zoanoids, as well as leading up to Dr. Segawa's predicament with the other zoanoids.
  • Slightly different opening credits. The "Guyver" title is shown in glittering, silver chrome that splis. The VHS version shows a cheaper black/brown title that swipes in and fades out.
  • Slightly more dialogue when Max tells Misky of her father's death.
  • The scene where Balcus makes Lisker punch himself has music in the theatrical cut. In the VHS version, no music is present.
  • Extended dialogue between Max, Misky and Castle at Dr Segawa's death scene. This also includes a little more footage of Sean spying on them.
  • When Sean encounters the punks in the alley, he yells "Hi-ya!" with a ready aikido stance. The punks laugh at him and then they all yell "Hi-ya" mockingly with the same stance.
  • An intimate scene between Lisker and Weber in the van as they wait for Striker & Ramsey. He mentions the two of them going shopping in Brazil, and she absolutely loves the idea.
  • In the warehouse sequence, the shopping bit is brought up again between the zoanoid Lisker and zoanoid Weber. This was cut short in the VHS version.
  • Zoanoid Striker yelling down to Zoanoid Ramsey is shown in two cuts in the theatrical version, one in the VHS cut.
  • Major scene transitions in the "director's cut" are accompanied by slash going across the screen with a two-note techno theme. None of these are in the VHS cut. Additionally, 3 violent scenes are not in the so-called director's cut:
  • When zoanoid Lisker crushes zoanoid Segawa's head, blood is shown gushing onto the ground in the VHS version. The "director's cut" has a very slightly shorter version showing a shot of zoanoid Segawa on his knees with no blood.
  • When the guyver kills the snake-headed zoanoid, the VHS version shows him getting his arm ripped off and his neck snapped with blood splatter. The "director's cut" edits this out in favor of a cheap insert shot of the other zoanoids looking on.
  • When the guyver slashes zoanoid Weber, the VHS version shows blood splattering across her face and Misky's. The "director's cut" cuts away to a cheap close-up of zoanoid Striker looking on.
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Connections

Remake of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (1989) See more »

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typical americanisation of an oriental creation!!!
25 September 2002 | by chris_thespacemanSee all my reviews

I have to admit, i had seen this film before i even knew that guyver was originally a japanese manga comic, which then became a highly popular anime series. so i was originally impressed with the film (except for the rappings scenes).the novelty of the film wore off when i saw the anime and i realised it had been americanised BUT.... fighting scenes were pretty good and the make up and costumes were brilliant, especially the Guyver bio-booster suit. (to find out what that means watch the anime series). if you like this film, then trust me you will like sequel, which gets pretty deep into the guyver units history!!!


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