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      Ghost Warrior

      R 1984 1h 22m Sci-Fi Action List
      Reviews 17% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai (Hiroshi Fujioka) is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Fujioka inspires sympathy as the befuddled hero. Rated: 2/4 Feb 9, 2023 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed Worth watching mainly for Hiroshi Fujioka's committed performance. Dec 21, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A samurai named Yoshimitsu (Hiroshi Fujioka, the original Kamen Rider) is overwhelmed in battle and falls into a frozen lake where he freezes over the decades before skiier find his body. Soon, Dr. Richard (John Calvin) forgoes the traditional autopsy and revives the swordsman with some blue lights and introduces him to a modern world he can't come close to understanding even with the help of an Asian studies expert named Chris Welles (Janet Julian, Humongous). Then one night, a janitor breaks in and tries to steal the thawed Japanese swordsman's katana and gets sliced in half, sending Yoshimitsu on the run (but not before listening to watching the WASP footage of them performing "Tormentor" from The Dungeonmaster). He wanders Los Angeles, saves an old vet (Charles Lampkin) from a street gang and getting into no small manner of trouble. Unlike so many frozen out of time movies, things in no way go smoothly or end happily. Also known as Swordkill, this shot in Richmond, Virginia film was one I've been trying to find for some time. It was co-produced by Arthur Band, who must have had a calming influence on Charles for this one (Richard did the music making this a Band family effort). It was directed by J. Larry Carroll, who edited Roar, Dracula's Dog, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Massacre at Central High and The Hills Have Eyes before writing Tourist Trap and tons of cartoons, as well as directing only this one movie and written by Tim Curnan, who wrote the wonderful Forbidden World. It's 81 minutes long which is exactly how long this movie should be. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I came into this movie expecting a few laughs and nothing special in terms of acting or plot. Well I got my laughs but in the end found myself somewhat impressed with its conclusion. This movie may never reach cult status but will gain respect from those who do stumble upon it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Empire Pictures almost made a smart film that took the idea of an unfrozen man from the past from "Iceman" but instead of making a moving story about taking someone out of their place and time, producers Charles and Albert Band could not resist making it a bizarrely cheesy hybrid of 80s ninja films and Death Wish-like street justice. incredibly silly, but still entertaining enough if you're in the mood from direct-to-video 80s cheese. Underrated composer Richard Band provides a nice score. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 77% "Hey Johnny! They got Fizz!"-Gang Member Unfrozen samuri gets lost in the Big Apple and cleans up the streets. Hiroshi Fujioka shines. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Instead of doing an autopsy, scientists successfully bring back to life an over 400 years dead Samurai warrior whose body was frozen. Trouble ensues when the Samurai leaves the lab. Best parts here is the Samurai slicing and dicing street thugs. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Marvelous movie this is. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai (Hiroshi Fujioka) is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life.
      Director
      J. Larry Carroll
      Producer
      Charles Band
      Screenwriter
      Tim Curnen
      Production Co
      Empire Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 22m
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