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BLACK SAMURAI w/Introduction and Q&A by Temple of Schlock’s CHRIS POGGIALI
November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BLACK SAMURAI is back! Based on the popular series of adventure novels by Marc Olden, this low-budget karate crowd-pleaser stars Jim Kelly of ENTER THE DRAGON, BLACK BELT JONES, and THREE THE HARD WAY fame as Robert Sand, secret agent for D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency – Guardian of Nations). When a coven of kung fu Satanists led by the evil warlock Janicot kidnaps his girlfriend, Sand – code name Black Samurai – springs into action with sword, feet, and fists-a-flying! Directed by cult filmmaker Al Adamson, BLACK SAMURAI was a box-office hit that played theaters all over the world for a half dozen years before achieving further success on late-night television and home video during the 1980s and ‘90s. Not seen on the big screen in nearly 35 years, don’t miss the opportunity to see the restored, uncut R-rated cut of BLACK SAMURAI. Approximately 120 minutes including Q&A. As with other ICFS events, expect prizes, surprises, comfy couches and certified black belt drink specials.
About Chris Poggiali Chris Poggiali is a librarian, freelance writer and researcher living in New Rochelle, New York. At the age of 16, he launched the film newsletter Temple of Schlock and was its co-editor from 1987 to 1991. He brought it back as a blog in 2008, and began hosting a monthly Temple of Schlock film series at the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers in 2013. He has written for Turner Classic Movies, Cinema Retro, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, HorrorHound, Shock Cinema, Filmfax, Deep Red, and other magazines and websites. His essays have appeared in numerous DVD/Blu-ray releases from Arrow Films, Ballyhoo Motion Pictures, Etiquette Pictures, Media Blasters, POP Cinema, Something Weird Video, Synapse Films, VCI, and Vinegar Syndrome.