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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Fujioka ... Yoshimitsu
John Calvin ... Dr. Alan Richards
Janet Julian ... Chris Welles
Charles Lampkin Charles Lampkin ... Willie Walsh
Frank Schuller Frank Schuller ... Detective Berger
Bill Morey Bill Morey ... Dr. Carl Anderson
Andy Wood Andy Wood ... Dr. Pete Denza
Robert Kino Robert Kino ... Prof. Takagi
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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100 Years Ago He Was A Legend . . . Today, He's A Living Hell. See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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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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Tormentor
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Imaginative samurai timewarp concept.....
20 March 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Instead of trotting out a generic plot, "Ghost Warrior" is propelled by it's imagination. Suspend disbelief, sure, but this "fish out of water" scenario works. The story is straightforward and almost fable-like. The introduction of an honorable 16th Century fighting arts master to the sometimes dishonorable reality of modern Los Angeles, inevitably forces confrontation. An ancient warrior, re-animated by science, must battle for his life. The film is beautiful, especially flashbacks to the samurai's past. No better than average acting is easily forgiven, because the imaginative script holds your interest. Recommended for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary. - MERK


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