The B-Movie Podcast: Action Wasteland – Six String Samurai
This week in honor of the most American of holidays we’re celebrating the most American of sci-fi sub-genres the Post-Apolocalypse! Post-Apolocalypse in movies that is. We as a society are not there… yet.
The third of our four films for Fourth of July is Six String Samurai. Had all the earmarks of just another forgettable direct to video film circa 1998. This isn’t the way that the legend of Six String Samurai played out. Director/Co-Screenwriter Lance Mungia and Star/Co-Screenwriter Jeffery Falcon have created an iconic entry into the pantheon of Post-Apocalyptic action films. Rather than aping most Post-Apocalyptic films they went hard into a unique alternate reality where America in 1957 was bombed by Russian and taken over what was left over. The film opens in the 1960s with our hero Buddy (played by Falcon) with a kid side kick in tow must make it to Las Vegas and fight the King with his guitar and samurai sword. This film is a forgotten piece of awesomeness. Mungia and Falcon never got the chance they should have as Six String Samurai is one of the best and original entries of a tried genre.
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Release Year: 1998
Director: Lance Mungia
Writer(s): Lance Mungia, Jeffery Falcon
Cast of Note: Jeffery Falcon, Justin McGuire, Kim De Angelo, Clifford Hugo, The Red Elvises