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SAMURAI COP 2’S MATT HANNON “HAS PULLED A LAZARUS”–BACK FROM THE DEAD—THE SEQUEL RAGES ON AFTER A 25 YEAR HIATUS!!

 MEL NOVAK–non castmember, award winning actress VIDA GHAFFARI– AND CAST MEMBERS OF SAMURAI COP 2–BAI LING BIRTHDAY PARTY -PUBLICITY FOR SAMURAI COP 2.

SAMURAI  COP 2’S  MATT HANNON  HAS PULLED A LAZARUS–BACK FROM THE DEAD—THE SEQUEL RAGES ON AFTER A 25 YEAR HIATUS. The most visible thing about Samurai Cop 2 is that all of its stars, and the movie are bigger than life. Supposedly Matt Hannon its star died March 31, 2012. Turns out he is indeed alive and has reteemed  with his co-star Mark Frazier along with other original co-stars; this cult movie is back and in full stride, having sold out 4 consecutive movie outings at The Lemmele in North Hollywood in mid October 2015. Fellow cast member, Mel Novak, starred in many action films during the 60’s and 70’s, and worked with the late great martial arts action hero Bruce Lee in  “Enter the Dragon”, and  “Game of Death”, just to name a few. In a recent  interview with horror film actress Dawna Lee Heising, at actress Bai Ling’s birthday party, a precursor to the cult classic’s screening at The Martial Arts Museum in Burbank, CA, he said he had played pro baseball, and had over 60 scholarships in football coming out of high school. Novak has also worked with the legendary Dan Curtis, of 60’s and 70’s fame cult classics, “Mannix”, and “Dark Shadows”.

Bai Ling ,a celebrated actress, who has won numerous awards, including People Magazine’s list of the 50 most beautiful people, cast as a remarkable duality character in the film was quoted in a Heising interview at her birthday party, which also served as a publicity vehicle for the film, saying that her character was remarkable; I saw a  killer, and a sexy vixen, showcased in a steamy threesome as well as capable of extreme violence.

The casting was composed of using comedic and dramatic actors, having scoured the planet to find other stars of the Samuria Cop I. The most incredible factor of this comedic, tongue in cheek and gritty sexy gem, is in my opinion  the creative process by which the writers, producers and directors not only wrote the scripts, developed the direction and acting, and directed it. Director Gregory Hatanaka directed this with wit and vision——–He knew that the public wanted and pined for this type of movie to resurface and he gave it back in masse!  In addition Hatanaka, fellow writers such as Rich Mallery , Amir Shervan and Tony T,L Young came up with an avante garde masterpiece, which is poised to give birth, probably to a lucrative Samurai Cop 3, given the response of movie goers thus far. Imagine what distributors of DVD, and Blue Ray are thinking. In addition, the cast of producers, such as Gregory Hatanak, and Robbie Augspurger , to name a few,  brought back that flavor which was once called “so good till it’s bad coupled with a sense of “black exploitation”; to satisfy the freaky tooth of 70’s old school B movie film enthusiasts.

 

Interestingly enough, adult actress Lexi Belle, was cast in the film and along with the rest of the cast, has been heard asking for donations of this Kick Starter” film association to both pay for the film’s expenses, but also the help “save Sara” movie drive: According to https://www.kickstarter.com/…/samurai-cop-2-deadly-vengeance via Cineridge Entertainment, LLC. is raising funds for SAMURAI COP 2: Deadly Vengeance on Kickstarter—–Stunt designers KEVIN BARILE and MARIO ROCHA are asking for help to make a film donating to S Cop 2. The information is at www.SaveSara.com.

 MIKE HANNON AT BAI LING’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE MUSEUM OF MARTIAL ARTS IN BURBANK, CA
ON MAGNOLIA BLVD–WITH OTHER CAST MEMBERS OF SAMURAI COP 2 PUBLICITY EVENT-PRE-SCREENING OF
THE MOVIE IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA

Imdb information of the entire full cast and crew is as follows below:) Also note the amazing career of veteran actor Mel Novak–Ordained minister-“Soldier for Christ, Skidrow and Prison ministries)–It will be listed on the bottom of full cast & crew–Also from Imdb

Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by

Gregory Hatanaka

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)

Gregory Hatanaka
Rich Mallery
Amir Shervan (characters)
Tony T.L. Young (writer)

Cast (in credits order)

Mathew Karedas Mathew Karedas
Joe Marshall (as Matt Hannon)
Mark Frazer Mark Frazer
Bai Ling Bai Ling
Doggé
Kayden Kross Kayden Kross
Milena / Jennifer
Tommy Wiseau Tommy Wiseau
Linton
Cranston Komuro Cranston Komuro
Laurene Landon Laurene Landon
Detective Higgins
Melissa Moore Melissa Moore
Peggy
Mel Novak Mel Novak
Cutter
Lexi Belle Lexi Belle
Hera
Nicole Bailey Nicole Bailey
Tessa
Mindy Robinson Mindy Robinson
Lauren Kimura
Shane Ryan Shane Ryan
Mr. Leonard
Hana Yuka Sano Hana Yuka Sano
Yoshiwara (as Yuka Sano)
Nicole D'Angelo Nicole D’Angelo
Anna
Jesse Hlubik Jesse Hlubik
Lior
Matthew Mahaney Matthew Mahaney
Robert Zemko
Joe Estevez Joe Estevez
Captain Harmon
Lisa London Lisa London
Master Kitano
Braxton Davis Braxton Davis
Harker
Kristine DeBell Kristine DeBell
Bobbie
Thomas J. Churchill Thomas J. Churchill
Roger Takahara
Mike Malloy Mike Malloy
Denzongpa
Naoyuki Ikeda Naoyuki Ikeda
Romulus
Noah Inatsugu Noah Inatsugu
Artyom
Johnny Mask Johnny Mask
Toshiro
Howard Fong Howard Fong
Chaplin Chang
Alicia Monet Caldwell Alicia Monet Caldwell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramzi Abed Ramzi Abed
Warren Tanaka
Robbie Augspurger Robbie Augspurger
Mola Ram
Autumn Bailey Autumn Bailey
Female Assassin
Ron Becks Ron Becks
Miles Washington
Shuny Bee Shuny Bee
The Protector
Elena Bellyart Elena Bellyart
Fire Dancer
Jason S. Berlin Jason S. Berlin
Bodyguard
Michael P. Blevins Michael P. Blevins
Kid Harmon
Craig Robert Bruss Craig Robert Bruss
Aki
Troy Butcher Troy Butcher
Kale Chip Waiter
Christo Dimassis Christo Dimassis
Cosmatos
Tom Gleason Tom Gleason
Art
Lloyd Gregory Lloyd Gregory
Senator Collins
Gregory Hatanaka Gregory Hatanaka
Aguirre
Dawna Lee Heising Dawna Lee Heising
Reita
Mateo Ilic Mateo Ilic
Bakhtawar
Tomi Ilic Tomi Ilic
Falco
Tyler Ip Tyler Ip
Chinese Baby (as Tyler Shi)
Brooke Jost Brooke Jost
Helena
Jin Kelley Jin Kelley
The Mercenary
Joycelyne Lew Joycelyne Lew
Lady Okamura
Magda Marcella Magda Marcella
Tanya
Sean McNabb Sean McNabb
Roger Garnier
Gerald Okamura Gerald Okamura
Jerry Olson Jerry Olson
Covert Ninja
Vanessa Rose Parker Vanessa Rose Parker
Amber
Shaun Paul Piccinino Shaun Paul Piccinino
Dario
Tommy Pistol Tommy Pistol
Edwin A. Santos Edwin A. Santos
Joselito
Amy Xianglin Shi Amy Xianglin Shi
Funai
Misty Stone Misty Stone
Alyssa
Bogdan Szumilas Bogdan Szumilas
Raj Sati Benefit
Clinton H. Wallace Clinton H. Wallace
Jeremiah
Jimmy Williams Jimmy Williams
Carter

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Produced by

Robbie Augspurger co-producer
Brent Baisley co-producer
Michael P. Blevins producer
Aprile Lanza Boettcher co-producer
Steven R. Burgess co-executive producer
Steve Cattani creative executive
Clayton Earp co-executive producer
Chris Faulisi producer
Gregory Hatanaka producer
Marc Edward Heuck co-producer
Warren Hong production executive
Tomi Ilic co-executive producer
Narumi Inatsugu executive producer
Courtney Karedas associate producer
Mathew Karedas producer
Rich Mallery producer
Geno McGahee production executive
Raul Phoenix associate producer
Shane Ryan co-producer
Edwin A. Santos production executive
Herter Lou Sebastian co-producer
Scott Stevens associate producer
Bogdan Szumilas executive producer
Joseph Kelbie Williamson associate producer
Tommy Wiseau executive producer: TPW Films
Telly Wong associate producer

Music by

Toshiyuki Hiraoka

Cinematography by

Jared Black
Chris Faulisi
Peter Palian
David Plummer
Sean Talbott

Film Editing by

B.N. Lindstrom

Production Design by

Aprile Lanza Boettcher

Costume Design by

Rana McAnear

Makeup Department

Eugenia Fernandez Angrisano makeup artist
Taci Chenoa Garcia key makeup artist
Natalie Stowe makeup department head
Catherine Suarez assistant makeup artist

Production Management

Tony T.L. Young production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Thomas Bangert first assistant director
Yan van der Hoek Gomez first assistant director
Rich Mallery first assistant director

Sound Department

Arihel Bermudez sound
Jacob Harrold sound
Maui Holcomb sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Kozlowski sound

Special Effects by

Mark Fenlason special effects

Visual Effects by

Aprile Lanza Boettcher visual effects artist / visual effects coordinator
Tommy Ray Hall visual effects artist
Gabriel Köerner visual effects artist / visual effects supervisor

Stunts

Darren Bailey stunt performer
Kevin Barile fight coordinator
Jason S. Berlin stunt ninja
Narayana Cabral stunts
Davis Chong stunt performer
Jin Kelley stunts
Jon Miguel stunts
Mindy Robinson stunts
Mario Rocha stunt coordinator
Vinny Silva stunt performer (1323)
Bryan Sloyer stunts
Eric Watson utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

Kenneth Bauer grip
Michael P. Blevins gaffer
John Lee grip
David Plummer additional photography
Silas Robinson electrician
Shane Ryan still photographer
Alexander Sherman first assistant camera
Mike Stanislawski first assistant camera
Joel David Stout electrician
Sean Talbott additional photography

Casting Department

Shane Ryan casting coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Craig C. Chen wardrobe

Music Department

Vivian Tucker music supervisor

Transportation Department

John Lee driver: grip truck

Other crew

Kennedy Del Toro script supervisor
John Denison weapons assistant
Drew Franzblau production assistant
Emanuela Szumilas script supervisor

Thanks

Shuny Bee special thanks
Roger Corman special thanks
Ross Peacock special thanks
David Prak special thanks
Sal Rubino special thanks
Daryl Schmidt special thanks
Conan Simmons special thanks

 

MEL NOVAK–ORDAINED MINISTER ACTOR-“SOLDIER FOR CHRIST-STREET MINSTRY FOR SKIDROW AND PRISON MINISTRIES-(BELOW)**AWESOME!!

Actor (55 credits)

 2016 Check Point (post-production)
The Reverend
 2016 Hard Way Heroes (filming)
Super Fly
 2016 Dunkan the Dark One (pre-production)
Dr (rumored)
 2015 Family Property 2: More Blood (filming)
FBI Agent Norman Anderson
 2015 Runaway Killer (filming)
Police Chief Gregory
  Blood & Iron (pre-production)
Senator Jennings
 2016 Darling Nikki
Alexandros
 2016 Supernal Darkness/Protege Project
Walter Alexander Voland
 2014 Critical Fumble (TV Series)
Paxton’s Father

Horrendous Nascency (2014) … Paxton’s Father
It All Begins Somewhere (2014) … Paxton’s Father (voice)
 2010 Kill Factor (Video)
The Chief
 2008 Thunderkick (Video)
Prophet
 2008 Drifter TKD
Thomas Tyler
 2008 GiAnts (Video)
Jonathan Caine
 2006 Big Guns (Video)
Larry Armstrong
 2006 Pastor Greg (TV Series)
Man with Dog

Spooky (2006) … Man with Dog
 2004 SWAT: Warhead One (Video)
Dick Danvers
 2002 Power Elite
President Jonathan Caine
 2000 Giants (Video Game)
Professor Caine
 1999 The F-Zone
Priest
 1997 Moonbase
Guard
 1997 Pocket Ninjas (Video)
Mr. Kaufman
 1997 Future War (Video)
Otis – SWAT Team
 1994 Exit to Eden
Walker’s Henchman
 1994 Direct Hit (Video)
Kovar
 1993 Expert Weapon
Miller
 1991 Capital Punishment
Mason Dover
 1985 Force of Darkness
Conrad
 1985 Sword of Heaven
Dirk
 1981 An Eye for an Eye
Tony Montoya
 1981 Force: Five
The Assassin
 1981 Lovely But Deadly
Warren Lang
 1980 Tom Horn
Corbett’s Bodyguard
 1979 A Force of One
The Announcer
 1978 Cat in the Cage
Ralph Desmond
 1976 Ark II (TV Series)
First Guard

The Balloon (1976) … First Guard
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Bartender

Aggie (1976) … Bartender (uncredited)
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Steve

Snitch’s Karma (1976) … Steve (as Mel Novack)
 1975 The Ultimate Warrior
Lippert
 1974 Truck Turner
Doctor
 1974 Black Belt Jones
Blue Eyes
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Elmo Bagley

A Matter of Principle (1973) … Elmo Bagley
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Policeman

Unknown Victim (1971) … Policeman
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
German Officer (uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (3 credits)
 2010 Kill Factor (Video) (associate producer – as Milan Mrdjenovich)
 2004 SWAT: Warhead One (Video) (associate producer – as Milan Mrdjenovich)
 2002 Power Elite (co-executive producer – as Milan Mrdjenovich)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (5 credits)
  I’m Not Bruce (Documentary) (filming)
Himself
 2015 Martial Arts Mania (Video short)
Himself
 2015 Toxic Tutu
Himself
 2014 An Intimate Look with Michelle Tomlinson (TV Series)
Himself

Spreading Light with Mel Novak! (2014) … Himself
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Written by

I was born in Fountainbleu in Paris France to an army family. My father ,Ruben Smith, and my mother Nancy Smith, worked for the Army and as a school teacher in France, respectively.We are originally from the South. My father’s people from Misissippi and Alabama and my mom’s from South Carolina. I am an avid sports fan and I attended and played sports----football, wresting, and track----- at Bishop England High School, in Charleston, South Carolina; my mom chose both a Catholic high school and an elementary school, Immaculate Conception, for my sister and I. Initially, I wasted a lot of time in school pursuing sports and partying but nevertheless,I went to the College of Charleston, The University of South Carolina, where I majored in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Theatre and Speech. I finally graduated from The University of Redlands, in Redlands, CA with a degree in business management. I managed to get into SAG-AFTRA, mostly as an extra, but I have done an occasional speaking stint here and there—CD-ROMs, experimental and industrial films, and voice overs in radio. My most recent endeavor was playing a doctor on "Grey's Anatomy". I like horror, love, thrillers, and I like to read. Weightliftingand jogging are some of my hobbies also. Interestingly enough, my family prepared me for a life on the move, as I have been to every state in The USA except for Alaska and Hawaii. I have an older sister who chose the teaching profession and is doing quite fine. What was i like as a child? Well I tend to think that I existed and flourished within "a culture of hate"--------however South Carolina has ceased and desisted with both "The jim Crow Laws' and flying the Confederate Flag------------I witnessed "colored only" bathrooms, and was in establishments where the Klan showed up. I stayed at hotels where my family and I found pounds of raw CHITTERLINS---hogs guts----- at our doorstep!! But don't get me wrong, as despite these ugly truths about the South, I grew up with some very cool whites, mexicans, Filipino's and other races. But it is what it is. It has Metamorphosized into being a cultural and real estate melting pot, as many from other states are recently flocking there for the cheaper home prices, very stable, safer lifestyle and "bible belt" mentality, and affordable education. I too have Metamorphosized , as I am not the militant little athletic, and partying freak I used to be and have settled into writing for Cold Heat News and assisting We Care for Humanity with their charitable functions. Consequently, I am pretty much a normal army brat who has realized that life is what you make it and people and things are subject to change. So change with life and let by gones be by gones. My dad has since passed away, and my mom and sister and most of my cousins are still alive, but their positive,significant influence, along with the impact my elementary and high school friends have had on me continues on;infact, I believe, where it not for my childhood friends, my high school football Coach Jack Cantey and occasional teenage battles with my dad, I would have become a gang member! Thus my personal manifesto is, Live hard, party when it is time, and utilize both education, and Love for God, and know that FAMILY AND FRIENDS are most important;They're one's conduit for a viable and happy life. ALSO, A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND---NOT A "FAIR WEATHER"------INDEED.

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