Black Samurai (1977)

Black Samurai (1977)





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Cult director Al Adamson's entertainingly cheesy blaxploitation effort stars Jim Kelly as a wealthy agent for the government organization D.R.A.G.O.N. Kelly does the "international spy" bit -- familiar from the James Bond films -- to save his kidnapped girlfriend from a group of Haitian voodoo slavers. The familiar genre cast, including Marilyn Joi, D'Urville Martin (Dolemite), and the diminutive Felix Silla of TV's The Addams Family, should please buffs, while Adamson directs the silly proceedings with uncharacteristic flair despite a typically low budget. Kelly returned with Adamson in Black Eliminator (a.k.a. Death Dimension).
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Critic Reviews for Black Samurai

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November 9, 2005

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January 31, 2004
Atlantic City Weekly

Audience Reviews for Black Samurai

I'm not giving this a high score because it's good. I'm giving it a high score because it's so bad it's FUN TO WATCH. :D

Christopher Jayawardena
Christopher Jayawardena

[font=Arial][color=black]one of the joys of being home: lots of cable television, lots of movie channels.[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=black][/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=black][b]IFC: [i]The Ice Storm[/i][/b][/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=black]ang lee directs, a 1997 film starring kevin kline, christina ricci, tobey maguire, elijah wood, et al. a direct with a true sense of nature and human's relation to nature. watching this film in the cold winter only adds to the affect. a john updike novel at 24 frames per second in a 1977 world.[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=black][/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=black][b]Black Starz: [i]Black Samurai[/i][/b][/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=black]its 1977, someone had a a bit of money, too little time and a really bad scriptwriter adapting the [i]Black Samurai [/i]novels.A blaxplotation starring jim kelly. quite possibly one the worst films i've ever seen. Nintendo video games of the 80s like [i]Double Dragon[/i] can certainly give a nod to these cult genre films of the 70s that tarantino would try to legitimize in the 90s and more recently in [i]Kill Bill[/i]. yet, i somehow find this film with deep cultural value that could not be found anywhere else than the united states of america.[/color][/font]

Jonathan McGlone
Jonathan McGlone

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