The time has come for the RiffTrax crew (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, of MST3K fame) to return to U.S. movie theaters, with RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop, their 24th RiffTrax title since 2009 for Fathom Events. This special presentation will find the trio breaking out fresh comedic commentary on the titular Samurai Cop and his partner as they journey from a faraway land called “San Diego” to bust up a gang whose stated goal is putting someone’s head on their piano. Check out the trailer below…
“It’s hard to say exactly what makes Samurai Cop a favorite to us and our audience: maybe the fact that the title character is not a samurai – not even a little. It could also be the terrible black wig he wears for half the scenes in the movie and tries to pass off as real hair. Whatever the reason it must be seen to be believed, “ Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said.
The film follows a cop named Samurai (with amazing hair) who’s here to kick butt and chew bubblegum. Samurai and his partner, whose main task is to shamelessly mug to the camera, run up against MST3K fan-favorite Robert Z’Dar for some insanely awful and hilarious fight scenes. Decapitations, explosions, poorly subbed-in stunt doubles, mangled dialogue, prominent lion heads and unfortunate banana hammocks abound in a movie made in the ‘90s, but stuck in the ‘80s.
From Fathom Events and RiffTrax, RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop will be broadcast live to movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT/ 8:00 p.m. PT, with a second showing on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Event’s website (theaters and participants are subject to change).