Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Samurai Cop (1991) , Thursday, July 30, 9 PM ET

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Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Samurai Cop (1991) , Thursday, July 30, 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:38 am

Samurai Cop (1991)
Director/Writer/Co-Producer: Amir Shervan
Starring: Matt Hannon, Mark Frazer, cult B-movie icon Robert Z'Dar
Running Time: 96 minutes
Budget: Unknown
Box Office: N/A (Direct-to-Video)
Are there boobs?: Yes!
Streaming availability: tubitv (free and uniterrupted as far as I can tell), checking on others
Other availability: Amazon ($2.99 or free with Prime)
Start Time: 9 p.m. (movie starts at 9:10 p.m.)

Pause around 45 minutes in, following the scene where the hero chases down and arrests a guy in a parking lot. Next scene is a cop saying "How do we know that this is the right house?"

Fun facts about this movie:
- Amir Shervan was a prolific director in his native Iran before moving to the U.S. after the '79 revolution.
- Many of the shots were filmed in one take, and it shows.
- A number of shots were filmed in the director's office and then intercut with previously filmed scenes. This also shows.
- Despite not speaking English as his first language, director/writer Shervan insisted all actors deliver their lines exactly as written, resulting in dialogue such as "son of a bitches."
- The lead actor cut his hair shortly after filming wrapped, only to be called back later for re-shoots. Consequently, there are a number of scenes in which he is wearing a woman's wig.
- A fan-funded sequel was released in 2015 with several of the original actors, plus Tommy Wiseau in a supporting role.
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Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Samurai Cop (1991) , Thursday, July 30, 9 PM ET

Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:46 am

It's on YouTube for free (with a rather poor dub into what may be Russian).
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Post by brian » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:47 am

(Should note the summary above is all Carwash's doing. Thanks to him for compiling the info.)
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Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Samurai Cop (1991) , Thursday, July 30, 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:52 am

Here's the link to the tubitv stream (brian, you can add this to the first post). Legit, free, uncut and with no interruptions:

https://tubitv.com/movies/324874/samurai_cop

Watched it a few months ago here and it worked fine with no interruptions. Maybe test it for a min to see if it works for you.
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Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Samurai Cop (1991) , Thursday, July 30, 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:45 am

Just as heads up, it looks kind of ambiguous on whether the tubitv stream mentioned above is uninterrupted. I watched it several months back with no ads, but when I tested again a few days ago there was at least one add. Not sure of registering/logging in to the site makes a difference.

You can test for yourself, but going through Amazon video may be a safer bet.
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Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Samurai Cop (1991) , Thursday, July 30, 9 PM ET

Post by rass » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:07 pm

Appreciate you owning this one carwash. If I had any dislike for you at all I would be rooting for this to be bad-bad so we can spend all night shitting on you...
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Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Samurai Cop (1991) , Thursday, July 30, 9 PM ET

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:15 pm

rass wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Appreciate you owning this one carwash. If I had any dislike for you at all I would be rooting for this to be bad-bad so we can spend all night shitting on you...
I hope it falls into the good-bad category for everyone. I'm someone who, 90% of the time I'm told something is "so bad it's good", just finds it plain bad, but seeing this for the first time a few months ago was one of the most bizarrely entertaining experiences I've had. I rarely laugh out loud, but this had me doing that as much as some of my favorite comedies.
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Re: Swamp Quarantine Movie Night - Samurai Cop (1991) , Thursday, July 30, 9 PM ET

Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:37 pm

Oh, joy begin.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:41 pm

Guess what, motherfuckers. I'm in.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:58 pm

Alright, you son of a bitches. Let's do this.

Final reminder that it's probably your best bet to spring for the Amazon video rental to make sure you have an uninterrupted viewing.

We'll start at 9:10. Playing straight from the beginning of the stream should work.
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:04 pm

Free on Amazon Prime! I hate supporting Bezos but fuck it. It's a hell of a deal. Business is business.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:06 pm

brian wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:04 pm
Free on Amazon Prime! I hate supporting Bezos but fuck it. It's a hell of a deal. Business is business.
Had to rope my wife in to do this. This could go very well or very poorly.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:08 pm

Is there a credit or anything to start from?
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:10 pm

And we're off.
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:10 pm

I feel like the credits might be the most professionally done part of this movie is what you're saying?
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SYNTH!!
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Post by rass » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:11 pm

Shit, included with prime. That’s a point in its favor right there
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:12 pm

I was concerned her hands were surgically attached to her hips until she moved one of them.
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Post by brian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:12 pm

You see very few Japanese with mullets but it WAS the early 90s.
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WTF.
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She has.... TITS.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:13 pm

Looks like they saved money on their film stock in shooting this.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:13 pm

This movie has a "December 8, 1941" level of anti-Japanese sentiment, btw.
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So the redhead isn't a cyborg?
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What's wrong with his face?
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The wig!!!!!!
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Would that be the aforementioned wig?
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:15 pm

The shot on this corner specifically to get the "Los Angeles" street sign in to establish the location.
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The shots from the actual helicopter are completely useless.
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Holy shit.
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Bonaventure Hotel in lovely downtown Los Angeles.
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Sweet van.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:17 pm

Who wrote this snappy dialogue?
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Oh my god.

It's up and ready.

You just keep it warm.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:17 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
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Who wrote this snappy dialogue?
That's Shakespeare compared to what comes later.
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Post by rass » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:17 pm

Difficult for male cheekbones to over shadow female breasts, but here we are...
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Sweet fuckin' rape van.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:18 pm

The early part is "slow" in terms of not too much to make fun of yet, but it gets "better."
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:19 pm

This feels very much like it was a "bring your own wardrobe" shoot.
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Johnny Carwash wrote:
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The early part is "slow" in terms of not too much to make fun of yet, but it gets "better."
They've almost established a plot so it's semi-coherent now.
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