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    SAMURAI COP 2 with Matt Hannon in person!

    Friday 11/13 at 7pm The Hollywood Theatre presents SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE with Matt Hannon (aka Mathew Karedas), Mel Novak, Nicole D’Angelo and director/visionary Gregory Hatanaka in person! Robbie will be introducing the film and conducting a Q&A with the cast afterward.

    Here are two videos we put together for the event!

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    SAMURAI COP with Matt Hannon – Photos!

    B-Movie Bingo: SAMURAI COP with Matt Hannon was a huge success–thanks to all who came out. Here’s some photos from that night.

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: SAMURAI COP with Matt Hannon in person!

    SAMURAI COP (1991)
    Showing Tuesday 9/9/2014 at The Hollywood Theatre

    SPECIAL B-MOVIE BINGO EVENT: We’ve got Matt Hannon, Samurai Cop himself, coming in person on September 9th! He’s going to introduce the movie, answer some audience questions, and maybe even be an honorary Guest Judge. In the words of Matt Hannon, “I will sit with you up front and I will place the lion head upon your piano.”

    Our love affair with SAMURAI COP (1991) started in 2005 when we found what was an apparently unauthorized DVD version at Movie Madness. We’ve spent the better part of the last decade privately wondering to ourselves about the origins of this film, and the fate of its cast. Now we know too much, and in spite of this over-saturation of information, satisfaction has been achieved. For us, and now all, things have come full circle.

    Now, on to the movie. It’s 1991, and the Japanese Katana Gang have a death grip on the city of Los Angeles. Who better to deal with the problem than Joe Marshall, the “Samurai Cop”? Hannon, who was once on Sylvester Stallone’s personal bodyguard detail, stars in the title role. This is a man that looks like a Dorito. For half the movie, he wears a woman’s wig with a baseball hat. And regarding his police work: let’s just say… he can “read eyes”. Robert Z’dar co-stars as the maniac samurai henchman Yamashita bent on taking out Marshall. His beard obscures his enormous jaw. Be ready for burning humans, severed limbs, gun and sword fights, and lots of long, awkward love scenes. Join Joe “The Samurai” Marshall and his sidekick Frank as they take on the minions of the crime underworld. Written and directed by Amir Shervan.

    “Yama… Yama… whatever!” –Matt Hannon, 2014

    Matt’s Q&A at last month’s event in Seattle:

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    SAMURAI COP at SIFF – with Matt Hannon in person!

    “I still speak fluent Japanese! Yama… whatever.” –Matt Hannon, 2014

    Every since we discovered SAMURAI COP on the shelf at Movie Madness in Portland back in 2005, we’ve always been curious about its origins, and its star, Matt Hannon. A couple years ago a rumor spread that he had died–and a SAMURAI COP cast reunion happened without him in Los Angeles.

    But with a new year comes new information. In June 2014, Matt Hannon emerged onto the web from the grave, posting a video of himself on YouTube… with no shirt. Still in character after all these years! Not only is he alive and well, but he also came to our screening of SAMURAI COP in Seattle on 8/16! We were surprised and honored to learn that not only was it his first official SAMURAI COP appearance, but it was his first time introducing it to a packed house and fielding questions at a live Q&A with fans.

    It was a great time! Matt proved to have a great sense of humor and be game for pretty much anything–and he’s still a beefcake.

    Here’s a video of the Q&A and a photo gallery!

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: SAMURAI COP

    Samurai CopSAMURAI COP (1989)
    Showing July 11th at The Hollywood Theatre

    The Japanese Katana Gang have a death grip on the city of Los Angeles, and who better to deal with the problem than Joe Marshall, the “Samurai Cop”. Matt Hannon, who was once Sylvester Stallone’s personal bodyguard, stars in the title role. This is a man that looks like a Dorito. For half of the movie, he wears a woman’s wig with a baseball hat because he got a haircut during production. And regarding his police work: let’s just say… he can “read eyes”. Robert Z’dar co-stars as the evil samurai henchman bent on taking out Marshall. His beard obscures his enormous jaw. Be ready for burning humans, severed limbs, gun and sword fights, and lots of long awkward love scenes. Join Joe “The Samurai” Marshall and his sidekick Frank as they take on the minions of the crime underworld. Written and directed by Amir Shervan.

    Here’s a clip of Fujiyama’s speech, berating and challenging his henchmen.