Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance made its mark on a international scale at the coveted American Film Market (AFM), which is an industry staple of everything showbiz. Samurai Cop 2 had a standing room only screening with a meet and greet with the film’s stars. They also had an epic, star-studded party at westside hotspot 31Ten Lounge in Santa Monica that was the talk of the festival.
“We are delighted to present this film to the worldwide audience at AFM and hope that people around the world can experience Samurai Cop 2,” said award-winning writer-director-producer Gregory Hatanaka.
The film’s stars were also very enthusiastic about this much buzzed about film.
“I am thrilled to have been involved with this cool, iconic, action packed ensemble classic,” added noted actor and multi-award-winning filmmaker Churchill.
This much anticipated sequel to the legendary cult classic, Samurai Cop (1991), explores the dynamic duo of Detective Frank Washington (Mark Frazier) and Joe Marshall (Mathew Karedas), who are teaming up once again in this action-packed tour de force. This time their mission is to solve a series of assassinations being committed by a secret group of sexy female vigilante killers.
Alongside the original cast, the film also stars iconic actors such as Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Black Belt Jones), Bai Ling (The Crow,Crank: High Voltage), Tommy Wiseau (The Room), Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop, Airplane II: The Sequel), Thomas J. Churchill (Lazarus: Apocalypse, Checkpoint), Joe Estevez (Dexter), Dawna Lee Heising (Slink,Ten Violent Women: Part 2), Gerald Okamura (G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Kayden Kross (Street Smart), Yuka Sano (Paranormal Activity Security Squad), Lisa London (Darling Nikki,Divorce Texas Style), Ramzi Abed (Noirland), Naoyuki Ikeda (Blu
This strong ensemble cast did a great job and the film was a fun and exciting action film that kept me on the edge of my seat. Ling was great as the seductive mobster and Wiseau was wonderful and edgy especially in his scene with Heising, who was as cute and coy as ever and gave a hint of a Jessica Rabbit-like character. Novak is amazing as the bad guy you love to hate, Landon has sass and appeal as the detective and Churchill’s cameo was a highlight.
Other celebrities and VIPs in attendance were the film’s producers Joseph Kelbie Williamson and Rich Mallery, as well as filmmaker Bert I. Gordon (Secrets of a Psychopath), actors Hank Garrett (Three Days of the Condor), Jamie Bernadette (Darling Nikki), Magda Marcella (Hunter), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), journalists Maryam Morrison and Mathew Morrison of this esteemed magazine, Tyrone Tann of Stauros Entertainment, Jesse Torrero of AV Entertainment Live, celebrity photographers Albert L. Ortega, Bob Delgadillo, Billy Bennight – and many more!
Founded in 1981, the AFM quickly became the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $1 billion in deals will be sealed — on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production — making AFM the must-attend industry event where Samurai Cop 2 was highlighted on a grand scale.
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