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Six-String Samurai1998

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Time Left
  • 3.8
The Six-String Samurai is Buddy, a mysterious and powerful hero of the post-apocalyptic future, who must fight his way to Lost Vegas and ditch a bothersome orphan kid if he's ever to become the next King of Rock 'n' Roll. Along the way, they encounter bounty-hunting bowlers, a cannibalistic "Cleaver" family, a Windmill God and even the Russian army. Winding up at the gates of Vegas, Buddy finds himself in an epic battle with Death over the child's soul and comes to realize just what it means to be King.

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2 members like this review

Wow...It has been years since I watched this...and honestly, time has given this movie life. I remember when I watched it the first time, I liked it but....

This time though, I really appreciated it more. Yes, absolutely cheesy, but so much fun. Have some drinks, eat some popcorn and enjoy this low budget post apocalyptic film. Easily worth 100 or so minutes....

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Wow...It has been years since I watched this...and honestly, time has given this movie life. I remember when I watched it the first time, I liked it but....

This time though, I really appreciated it more. Yes, absolutely cheesy, but so much fun. Have some drinks, eat some popcorn and enjoy this low budget post apocalyptic film. Easily worth 100 or so minutes....

2 members like this review
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Long live the Midnight movie! This wonderfully quirky and imaginative cinematic comic book mixes several genres into a hyperactive mulligan’s stew of a movie—spaghetti westerns, samurai flicks, post-apocalyptic adventures. There’s a witty irreverence harkens back to cult movies like “Repo Man,” “Buckaroo Banzai,” and “A Boy and His Dog.”

1 member likes this review

This is actually my favorite movie of all time. There isn't much more I can add that has not already been mentioned in other reviews... SSS is a hyper stylized, comic book-esque (but NOT a comic until AFTER the film was made, intentionally whimsical, post-apocalyptic metaphor for the ever evolving popular music scene. Seriously, I think "the kid" is supposed to represent Kurt Cobain, but that's just me... It is fun, visually interesting, and absurd- a must for lovers of whimsical absurdity.

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Great movie, I liked the swordplay.

Definitely a fun flick. Like a graphic novel / comic book turned into a film. Wraps rock-n-roll / cold war / and god bless America all up into one alternate reality. The plot is a little too simple but that's also the point.

The death of rock-n-roll

The commies have Elvis and Vegas

Buddy Holly vs. Slash (death)

The bowlers!

Klezmer!

And of course the kid. Is there a bright side to this dark future?

fun witty and a plot spoofs American pop culture rather nicely a fun movie for a change of pace

You have to stick with this one for at least 15-20 minutes before it hooks you enough to watch the rest of it. There's nothing deep here, Buddy Holly vs. Death (or is it Slash from Guns & Roses???) over who will be "king" of "Lost Vegas." You watch this for the sake of saying "Oh yeah, I saw that."

You may think I'm saying it's a bad film despite arbitrarily giving it 3 stars. I'm not, it's a so-so film that doesn't get too boring to skip to the next movie. And it's so unique, you have to see it at least once (Ergo the 3 stars). And every so often there's a funny line or moment - like the bubble gum throwing cavemen, or the "If you were me, you'd be good looking" line.

So watch it once. You'll like it, enough.