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Published On: Mon, May 1st, 2017

‘Samurai Cop’ ‘made funny’ by Rifftrax with MST3K jokers

It may be shocking to those familiar with the film, but Samurai Cop actually was quite entertaining at last week’s encore screening. Sadly for the original creators, it took MST3K alums Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett bashing the film to make it tolerable as Samurai Cop was the target of another Rifftrax event.

In the wake of the Lethal Weapon franchise comes Samurai Cop, centering on Joe Marshall and Frank Washington with ban puns, special effects and a main character who is never really a Samurai. Add in MST3K fan-favorite Robert Z’Dar for some insanely awful and hilarious fight scenes and you get an awful film. In fact, the terrible black wig comes a character worthy of a screen credit since it’s a bigger presence on screen than most of the cast.

The horrible editing, acting and special effects tee up joke after joke for the trio as they Riff a film plagued with racists jokes, cliches and a microscopic budget. It’s truly hard to believe this film ever got completed. There is no better example of a film living up to the Rifftrax slogan “Made Funny By” – check it out.

Samurai Cop kicked off the 2017 Fathom Event schedule of events for Rifftrax so stay tuned as most shows are coming over the summer.

Need a laugh, track down a Rifftrax version through their website or at some later point on Netflix/Amazon Prime.

Check out our interview with Kevin Murphy from the Dispatch archives HERE

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About RiffTrax
RiffTrax is an entertainment company featuring the stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), bring their funny running MST3K-type commentary to movies of all kind. From riffs on the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the worst B-movies, RiffTrax has a library of over 500 titles available at RiffTrax.com and on digital platforms everywhere. RiffTrax has also produced five prime time television specials for the National Geographic Channel. RiffTrax releases a newly riffed movie, short film or TV program each week, and performs the RiffTrax Live comedy series four times a year where a movie is riffed live and simulcast into over 700 theaters across North America. Our brand-new RiffTrax app on iOS and Android magically syncs our Riffs to the biggest blockbuster movies like Star Wars, Twilight and Harry Potter. RiffTrax was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit www.rifftrax.com/aboutus.

About the Author

- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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