Young Rebels (1989) – Ben & Chuck’s excellent adventure

Get keen folks, there’s another offering from Amir Shervan to blow the dust off. If you’ve had the pleasure of being exposed to his other classics like Samurai Cop or Hollywood Cop then you know exactly what you’re getting. If you haven’t, then you’re in for a wild journey through shootouts, fistfights, strip clubs, and action on the open road, as a stud and his pals take on a Californian crime lord…

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Hollywood Cop (1987) – Kidnapping your senses

Here it is, the aptly named beginning of Amir Shervan’s legendary Hollywood period. There are shootouts, fistfights, terrible dialogue, painful acting, a tacky kidnapping plot, and some of the poorest quality production you’ll ever have the pleasure to witness. Hollywood Cop is a trash filled caper that runs in circles for most of its overly long duration, resplendent in all its dirt cheap glory…

Killing American Style (1990) – Wholesome homestyle killing

Barely into the title cards you’ll be cheering for the American style killing to begin. Once the iconic jaw of Robert Z’Dar comes in, all set and ready for a heist, excitement abounds – with gunfights aplenty, sweet kickboxing action, a home invasion come hostage situation, and classic Amir Shervan narrative appropriation…

Samurai Cop (1991) – You’d better buckle up

What better way to kick off the year than with a fantastic piece of Hollywood imitating, Japanese culture appropriating, nigh unreleased cinema by an Iranian writer-director with an American Dream? This is a wild ride complete with shootouts and fist fights aplenty, flamboyant Costa Rican waiters, and Samurai Cop making passes at any pretty woman within 100 yards…