When the Yakuza imbeds itself within the heart of LA, the police turn to one man to take down this deadly crime syndicate - Samurai Cop. With his martial arts moves and constant swagger, Samurai Cop tears through the Yakuza unwilling to stop until the job is done. Amir Shervan's Samurai Cop is film firmly planted in the 'so bad it's good category'. The film has everything one would expect and hope for out of such a film - extremely low budget, wooden acting, horrendous and at times nonsensical editing, an overabundance of expositional dialogue, as well as just being cheesy as hell. Played by Maniac Cop star, Robert Z'Dar, our main protagonist is a suave ladies man who always gets his man and nails his woman. Maniac Cop is certainly a film that seems to have a passionate filmmaker who is really trying, a quality I find very important for a movie to truly be "so bad it's good". There are lots of great gratuitous moments as well, particularly a few sex scenes that feel right out of an 80's soft core porn. For all the silliness there are a few moments in this film that could have been quite disturbing but as you would expect they have little impact overall on the viewer thanks to this film's over-the-top nature. While Samurai Cop pales in comparison to some of the better films of this so-bad-it's-good subgenre the film is a quotable dumb flick that could easily be enjoyed with a group of friends over some alcoholic beverages.
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