Black Samurai

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Black Samurai
Black Samurai.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byAl Adamson
Written byB. Readick
StarringJim Kelly
CinematographyLouis Horvath
Edited byJim Landis
Release date
February 1977 (1977-02)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

Black Samurai is a 1977 American blaxploitation film directed by Al Adamson and starring Jim Kelly. The script is credited to B. Readick, with additional story ideas from Marco Joachim. The film is based on a novel of the same name, by Marc Olden.[1][2][3][4]


Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl named Toki who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and the daughter of a top Eastern Ambassador. The ransom for the abduction was the secret for a terrific new weapon - the freeze bomb - but the 'Warlock' behind the deed is also into the business of drug dealing and Voodoo ritual murders. The search takes him from Hong Kong to California through Miami, and plenty of action, against bad men, bad girls, and bad animals.


See also[edit]

  • Yasuke – a real life black samurai who lived during the Sengoku period of ancient Japanese history


  1. ^ Ray Lott, M. (January 2004). The American Martial Arts Film - M. Ray Lott. ISBN 9780786418367. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  2. ^ Mengel, Bradley (2009-09-16). Serial Vigilantes of Paperback Fiction: An Encyclopedia from Able Team to Z-Comm - Bradley Mengel. ISBN 9780786454754. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  3. ^ Locke, Brian (2012-09-18). Racial Stigma on the Hollywood Screen: The Orientalist Buddy Film - Brian Locke. ISBN 9781137295330. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  4. ^ Black Camelot: African-American Culture Heroes in Their Times, 1960-1980 - William L. Van Deburg. University of Chicago Press. p. 187. Retrieved 2015-03-28. JIM KELLY BLACK SAMURAI.

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