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Scott Shaw Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell
SAMURAI VAMPIRE BIKERS FROM HELL
A Scott Shaw Zen Film

It's All the Hell You Can Handle.


Created, Produced, and Directed by Scott Shaw, SAMURAI VAMPIRE BIKERS FROM HELL is a comic book style Action-Adventure.

Its lead character, Alexander Hell, (SCOTT SHAW), is a cross-dimensional mercenary. He rides his Harley out of the dark abyss to send ancient vampires back to Hell.

The essential co-stars of the cast are: Kenneth H. Kim, (who also co-wrote and co-produced the film), Roger Ellis, Douglas Jackson, Susan Jay, Tipsy LaFabula, and Saemi Nakamura who made her Hollywood acting debut in this film. Plus, Selina Jayne appears in the longer version of the film, Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter.


Keanu Reeves' sister, Kim Reeves, also appears in this film.

FILM FACTS:

  • Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell was one of the first independent feature films that was shot on video tape to receive international distribution.

  • It was also one of the first feature films to be shot on video and then transferred to 35mm film for its theatrical release in Japan.

  • Independent features are always a team effort. Sergio Coro, the Camera Assistant from The Roller Blade Seven became the cinematographer for this film. Susan Jay did a great job of helping with casting and pre-production. Tipsy LaFabula let us use her Laurel Canyon home for the first night of shooting. Roger Ellis and Selina Jayne let us shoot at their Los Feliz apartment. Joe Contreras provided a great warehouse set. And, Joel Ciniero provided great still photography and pickup cinematography support throughout the film.

  • Many of the players from this film also appeared in Scott Shaw's Samurai Johnny Frankenstein.

  • Scott Shaw won the Best Director trophy at the Tokyo Experimental Film Festival for this movie.

ARTICLES:

INTERVIEWS:
Here are a couple of published magazine interviews where Scott Shaw discusses aspects of Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell:

OFFSITE:
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FILM TRAILER:

Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell Film Trailer on YouTube

VIEWING:
Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell
Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell DVD
Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell on YouTube
Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell Streaming Version
Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell on Amazon Prime Video

Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter
Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter DVD
Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter on YouTube
Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter Streaming Version
Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter on Amazon Prime Video
Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter is the longer version of the Scott Shaw, Cult Film Classic, Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell. This version of the film was initially only released in Asia. There is an added thirty minutes to the film and there are extended scenes that were felt to not meet the quality criteria for a wide release in the U.S. Plus, there are additional scenes that were shot using 8mm and Super 8 film.

Samurai Vampires
Samurai Vampires A Zen Speed Flick DVD
Samurai Vampires A Zen Speed Flick Streaming Version
Samurai Vampires A Zen Speed Flick on Amazon Prime Video
This is the Zen Speed Flick version of Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell. What is a Zen Speed Flick? A Zen Speed Flick is a feature length film cut down to its most essential elements, leaving only the most interesting and fast pasted moments.

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BOOKS:
Scott Shaw details production information about Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell and many other Zen Films in these three books:
Zen Filmmaking
Zen Filmmaking

Independent Filmmaking
Independent Filmmaking: Secrets of the Craft

Zen Filmmaking 3
Zen Filmmaking 3: Expanded Writings on Creative Life and the Cinematic Arts

OTHER AUTHORS:
Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell is discussed is such books as:
Mais Vampiros No Cinema
Mais Vampiros No Cinema

Art of Movies
The Art of Movies

Astro-Zombies
Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made

The Essential Moster Movie Guide
The Essential Monster Movie Guide: A Century of Creature Features on Film, TV, and Video

The Dracula Syndrome
The Dracula Syndrome

The Dead Travel Fast
The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula

bowker
Bowker's Complete Video Directory 2001

Saemi Nakamura Book
Hariuddo Joyu Ni Natta Ol Funtoki

two-wheels
As well as in, Два колеса в зеркале экрана. English: Two Wheels in the Mirror of the Screen

MAGAZINES:
This film was detailed, discussed, or reviewed in several magazines including:

  • Draculina
  • Film Review
  • Film Threat
  • Shock Cinema
  • Cinefantastique
  • Oriental Cinema
  • Emmy Magazine
  • Back Yard Cinema
  • Independent Video
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Psychotronic Video Magazine

Backyard Cinema
Here's Scott Shaw and Kenneth H. Kim on the cover of the magazine, Backyard Cinema Issue #1 in association with this film.


PRODUCTION AND PUBLICITY STILLS:

Scott Shaw

Scott Shaw Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell

Scott Shaw Kenneth H. Kim

Roger Ellis

Saemi Nakamura

Scott Shaw

Susan Jay

Scott Shaw Samurai Vampire Bilers from Hell

Scott Shaw Tipsy La Fabula

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Kenneth H. Kim

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Roger Ellis

Ninja

Scott Shaw

Scott Shaw Directing
Scott Shaw in the Director's Chair

FLASH BACK:

No Mercy Productions
Here was my business card from back in the days of Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell.

Samurai Vampire Poster
Here is a Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell Theatre Card and Magazine One-Sheet.

Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell Poster
Here's one of the original posters for Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell.

RANGERS
Here's a poster from one of the films international release titles, Hellzone Rangers.

Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell VHS
Here is the original VHS box for Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell.
Video Tapes, remember those?