Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance Chops its way through AFM

The much buzzed about Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance was the belle of the ball on a global scale at the popular American Film Market (AFM) with a standing room only screening and meet and greet with the film’s stars. They also had an epic, star-studded party at 31TEN Lounge in Santa Monica.

The Film's stars from left to right: Mel Novak, Tommy Wiseau, Laurene Landon, Mathew Karedas and Kristine DeBell. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/Gettyimages
The Film’s stars from left to right: Mel Novak, Tommy Wiseau, Laurene Landon, Mathew Karedas and Kristine DeBell. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/Gettyimages

“We are delighted to present this film to the worldwide audience at AFM and hope that people around the world can experience Samurai Cop 2,” said award-winning writer-director-producer Gregory Hatanaka.

Writer-director-producer Gregory Hatanaka with actor Mel Novak. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Writer-director-producer Gregory Hatanaka with actor Mel Novak. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos

 

This much anticipated sequel to the legendary cult classic, Samurai Cop (1991), explores the dynamic duo of Detective Frank Washington (Mark Frazier) and Joe Marshall (Mathew Karedas), who are teaming up once again in this action-packed tour de force. This time their mission is to solve a series of assassinations being committed by a secret group of sexy female vigilante killers.

Actress Kristine DeBell looks sharp in a blazer and crisp button down shirt. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Actress Kristine DeBell looks sharp in a blazer and crisp button down shirt. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos

Alongside the original cast, the film also stars iconic actors such as Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Black Belt Jones), Bai Ling (The Crow,Crank: High Voltage), Tommy Wiseau (The Room), Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop, Airplane II: The Sequel), Thomas J. Churchill (Lazarus: Apocalypse, Checkpoint), Joe Estevez (Dexter), Dawna Lee Heising (Slink,Ten Violent Women: Part 2), Gerald Okamura (G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Kayden Kross (Street Smart), Yuka Sano (Paranormal Activity Security Squad), Lisa London (Darling Nikki,Divorce Texas Style), Ramzi Abed (Noirland), Naoyuki Ikeda (Blue Dream), Lexi Belle (Sisterhood), Kristine De Bell (Darling Nikki,Meatballs) and Joycelyne Lew (Mad Cowgirl,Ride With the Devil), who were both leads in Jackie Chan’s The Big Brawl and countless others.

Actor Mel Novak looks spiffy in his custom made suit and signature two toned shoes. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Actor Mel Novak looks spiffy in his custom made suit and shirt with French cuffs and monogrammed from Rocky’s Custom Clothes. His signature two toned shoes are from Stacy Adams. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos

Other celebrities and VIPs in attendance were the film’s producers Joseph Kelbie Williamson, Rich Mallery, as well as filmmaker Bert I. Gordon (Secrets of a Psychopath), actors Hank Garrett (Three Days of the Condor), Jamie Bernadette (Darling Nikki), Magda Marcella (Hunter), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), journalists Maryam Morrison and Mathew Morrison of Eden Magazine, Tyrone Tann of Stauros Entertainment, Jesse Torrero of AV Entertainment Live, celebrity photographers Albert L. Ortega, Bob Delgadillo, Billy Bennight – and many more!

Actress Laurene Landon looks lovely in her Cache gown. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Actress Laurene Landon looks lovely in her Cache gown. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Actress Magda Marcella. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Actress Magda Marcella. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos

Founded in 1981, the AFM quickly became the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $1 billion in deals will be sealed — on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production — making AFM the must-attend industry event where Samurai Cop 2 was highlighted on a grand scale.

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Thumbs Up! Actor Tommy Wiseau and writer-director-producer Gregory Hatanaka. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Thumbs Up! Actor Tommy Wiseau and writer-director-producer Gregory Hatanaka. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Actress Bai Ling in a racy leopard print. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Actress Bai Ling in a racy leopard print. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Filmmakers and actors Tyrone Tann and Thomas J. Churchill
Filmmakers and actors Tyrone Tann and Thomas J. Churchill. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos

 

Producer and actor Rich Mallery. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Producer and actor Rich Mallery. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Writer-director-producer Gregory Hatanaka with actors Mathew Karedas and Mel Novak. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Writer-director-producer Gregory Hatanaka with actors Mathew Karedas and Mel Novak. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

filmmaker Bert I. Gordon of Secrets of A Psychopath with filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka. Hatanaka's Cinema is distributing Gordon's film. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
filmmaker Bert I. Gordon of Secrets of A Psychopath with filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka. Hatanaka’s Cinema is distributing Gordon’s film. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Actress Jamie Bernadette. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Actress Jamie Bernadette is on trend with her bob hairstyle. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
filmmakers Bert I. Gordon and Gregory Hatanaka with actress Laurene Landon. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
filmmakers Bert I. Gordon and Gregory Hatanaka with actress Laurene Landon. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
The cast of Hunter, another one of Hatanaka's upcoming films. From left to right: Laurene, Rich Mallery and Magda Marcella. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
The cast of Hunter, another one of Hatanaka’s upcoming films. From left to right: Laurene, Rich Mallery and Magda Marcella. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Always talking! Yours truly getting interviewed by Jesse Torrero of AV Entertainment Live. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
Always talking! Yours truly getting interviewed by Jesse Torrero of AV Entertainment Live. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
With two filmmakers I admire Thomas J. Churchill and Gregory Hatanaka. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos
With two filmmakers I admire Thomas J. Churchill and Gregory Hatanaka. Photo courtesy of Billy Bennight/PR Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doing my classic hair flip for Uncle Bob. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo/PRphotos. #UncleBobPics
Doing my classic hair flip for Uncle Bob. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo/PRphotos. #UncleBobPics
Yours truly in BCBGMAXAZRIA gown, jewelry by ‪#‎TheMitraCollection‬, heels by Isaac Mizrahi, hair by Rosie and makeup by the fabulous Amy Delcarmen Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo/PR Photos. #UncleBobPics
Yours truly in BCBGMAXAZRIA gown, jewelry by ‪#‎TheMitraCollection‬, heels by Isaac Mizrahi, hair by Rosie and makeup by the fabulous Amy Delcarmen Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo/PR Photos. #UncleBobPics

 

 

 

 

 

 

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