An amazing spectacle of a Movie
. Filmed on a budget of about a hundred-thousand dollars, Six String Samurai
is a fiercely original rock 'n roll post-apocalyptic kung-fu nineteen fifties Wizard of Oz
sort of thing. The main character of Buddy
is a too-cool-for-words guitar
-swinging loner, played very well by Jeffrey Falcon
, an American staple of Hong Kong
action films. Falcon, along with the film's director Lance Munigia
, wrote the script, bought the equipment, made the costumes, and basically did everything
in this film.
During the film Buddy goes up against a plethora of interesting characters including bounty-hunting bowlers, fifties suburbanite cannibals, windmill people, the entire Russian army, and even Death himself (who happens to be a heavy metal fan). The film is notable for incredible cinematography and location filming, great improvised action scenes, and a score of great lines:
"You ever try a pink golf ball, Larry? Why, the wind shear alone on a pink golf ball can take the head clean off a ninety pound midget from over three-hundred yards."
"They were my best bowlers. The one with the four eyes will be hard to defeat"
Bad guy: "If I were you, I would run!"
Buddy: "If you were me, you'd be good looking."
I highly recommend this film to anyone.
Six String Samurai also has the best soundtrack
of any film I've seen, save for Danny Elfman
. Written and performed by Brian Tyler
, and featuring songs by the Red Elvises
band originally from the USSR
), it meshes with the film
better than any other soundtrack I’ve heard,
If you watch Six String Samurai
, watch for the Red Elvises in a hilarious cameo