Samurai Johnny Frankenstein

A Scott Shaw Zen Film

Samurai Johnny Frankenstein
Samurai Johnny Frankenstein
A Scott Shaw Zen Film

Created By the Military to Kill, Only One Man Could Stop Him.

Samurai Johnny Frankenstein is a Martial Art based Action Adventure that draws its influences from the Film Noir of the 1940s. This film finds Hollywood Private Investigator, Sam Rockmore (Scott Shaw) joining forces with Cyteck 342 AKA Hal (Kenneth H. Kim) who is a half man, half cyborg on a mission to rid Los Angeles of crime.

Produced by, Directed by, and Starring Scott Shaw, SAMURAI JOHNNY FRANKENSTEIN was filmed in Los Angeles just after the 1992 riots.

The essential co-stars of this film include: Kenneth H. Kim, (who plays SAMURAI JOHNNY FRANKENSTEIN and co-produced and co-wrote this film), Douglas Jackson, Roger Ellis, Selina Jayne, Kimberly Bolin, and Jane Oshita, who after appearing in this film went on to have a very successful career as a stunt performer. See her throw her first on-screen kicks in this film.

Independent features are always a team effort. Joel Ciniero and Joe Contreras provided excellent Still Photography, Location, and Cinematography support throughout this production, while Douglas Jackson and Jane Oshita provided great 1st A.D. help.

FILM FACTS:

  • The script title for Samurai Johnny Frankenstein was The Atomic Samurai Cop.
  • The shooting title for Samurai Johnny Frankenstein was Atomic Samurai.
  • The Casting Sessions for this film took place at the offices of Fred Weintraub who is perhaps best known for producing the Bruce Lee film, Enter the Dragon.
  • Many of the players from this film also appeared in Scott Shaw’s Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell.
  • One of the filming locations for this movie was Bronson Cave. A great Hollywood landmark and shooting location that has been used in numerous films and television series including its use as, The Bat Cave, in the 1960s television series, Batman.
  • Another filming location for this film was Union Station, Los Angeles. Finished in 1939, this railway hub is a spectacular location that has been used in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. It is known as, "The last great railway station."
  • Scenes for this Zen Film were also shot at Philippe's restaurant, a unique restaurant that has been in business in Los Angeles for over one hundred years and The Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica.
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BOOKS:
Scott Shaw details production information about Samurai Johnny Frankenstein and many other Zen Films in these two books:
Independent Filmmaking
Independent Filmmaking: Secrets of the Craft

Zen Filmmaking 2
Zen Filmmaking 2: Further Writings on the Cinematic Arts

Samurai Johnny Frankenstein AKA Atomic Samurai is also discussed in such books as:
Frankenstein100
Frankenstein 100 lat w kinie

Visions
Visions of the Apocalypse: Spectacles of Destruction in American Cinema

Art of Movies
The Art of Movies


SAMURAI JOHNNY FRANKENSTEIN PUBLICITY AND PRODUCTION STILLS:

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Douglas Jackson

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Here was my business card back in the days of Samurai Johnny Frankenstein.

Samurai Johnny Frankenstein Casting
Kennth H. Kim and Scott Shaw during the Casting Sessions for Samurai Johnny Frankenstein.

Samurai Johnny Frankenstein Video Box
Here is the original VHS box for Samurai Johnny Frankenstein.
Video Tapes, remember those?

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