The Guyver - Director's Cut

Overview

Based on the Japanese comic-book character created by Toshiki Takaya, this hyper-kinetic science fiction fantasy plays like a live-action cartoon. The title initially refers to a mysterious piece of technology capable of generating a powerful bio-mechanical exoskeleton around the body of its operator. After scientist Tetsu Segawa (Greg Paik) is murdered while trying to deliver it to CIA agent Max Reed (Mark Hamill), the device is stumbled upon by Sean Barker (Jack Armstrong), a friend of the scientist's daughter ...
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Overview

Based on the Japanese comic-book character created by Toshiki Takaya, this hyper-kinetic science fiction fantasy plays like a live-action cartoon. The title initially refers to a mysterious piece of technology capable of generating a powerful bio-mechanical exoskeleton around the body of its operator. After scientist Tetsu Segawa (Greg Paik) is murdered while trying to deliver it to CIA agent Max Reed (Mark Hamill), the device is stumbled upon by Sean Barker (Jack Armstrong), a friend of the scientist's daughter Mizki (Vivian Wu). Sean discovers the object's power when it encases him with protective power-armor during a fight -- armor which comes in handy when the similarly-clad minions of the diabolical Chronos Corporation come after him to reclaim it. The technology they employ is revealed to be from another planet, which has enabled the head of Chronos (David Gale) to transform his henchmen into reptilian creatures known as Zoanoids (whose ranks include Jimmie Walker from the '70s TV sitcom Good Times!). In the ensuing battle, Sean's consciousness becomes merged with the power of the Guyver, bestowing him with remarkable strength and agility, as well as the convenient ability to regenerate himself when damaged. Helmed by Kung Fu Rascals creator Steve Wang and special-effects wizard Screaming Mad George, The Guyver is a colorful but ultimately clumsy comic-book adventure, bogged down by a pedestrian "Hollywood" script that seems out-of-lace amid the exotic premise and fanciful creature designs. Apparently targeted at younger audiences -- who may enjoy the broad comedy and wild monster effects -- this is relatively safe sci-fi fare compared to its ultra-violent source material. Look for "Scream Queen" Linnea Quigley in a brief cameo.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2004
  • UPC: 794043741920
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,492

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Hamill Max Reed
Vivian Wu Mizky Segawa
Jack "Wildman" Armstrong Sean Barker
David Gale Fulton Balcus
Jeffrey Combs Dr. East
Michael Berryman Lisker
Deborah Anne Gorman Ms. Jensen
Doug Simpson Quinton
Jimmie Walker Striker
Greg Paik Dr. Tetsu Segawa
Peter Spellos Ramsey
Spice Williams Weber
Johnnie Saiko Craig
Danny Gibson Aikido Instructor
Willard E. Pugh Col. Castle
Ted Smith Ronnie
Dennis Madalone Gang Member #4
Linnea Quigley Scream Queen
David Wells Gordon
Jay Kelley Lab Scientist
Michael Deak Director
Technical Credits
Screaming Mad George Director
Steve Wang Director
Andrew Horvitch Editor
Levie Isaacks Cinematographer
Matthew Morse Score Composer
Jon Purdy Screenwriter
Brian Yuzna Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Alien Smackdown/ Title [7:24]
2. Trouble in the Dojo [5:37]
3. Toaster Tantrum [2:48]
4. Scene of the Crime [3:34]
5. Grief Over the Guyver [2:39]
6. Scavengers [1:08]
7. Kung Fu Man [7:15]
8. Unanswered Questions [3:57]
9. Quiet Moments [3:23]
10. Boby Snatchers [2:11]
11. Creature Feature [2:13]
12. Armored and Dangerous [6:32]
13. Fighting Evil [1:46]
14. Zoanoid Abduction [10:09]
15. Mutant Lab [4:44]
16. "Rejected by Death" [5:30]
17. Red Alert [5:11]
18. Genetic Mishap [3:45]
19. Zoalord Revelation [:14]
20. End Credits [4:04]
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Menu

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      Audio
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