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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo1YkF4UqEM The Guyver New Line Cinema, 1991 Directed by Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang (Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight) Based on the manga by Yoshiki Takaya (Hades Project Zeorymer) Running Time: 92 minutes Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and strong language. Cast Jack Armstrong as Sean Barker/Guyver Mark Hamill (like no one here knows who he is...) as CIA Agent Max Reed Vivian Wu (Wenxiu in The Last Emperor, Mitsu in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III) as Mizky Segawa David Gale (1936-1991) (Dr. Hill in Re-Animator) as Fulton Balcus Michael Berryman (Skull Cowboy in The Crow, Pluto in The Hills Have Eyes) as Lisker Jimmie Walker (J. J. Evans in Good Times) as Striker Peter Spellos (Monev the Gale in Trigun, Gilliam II in Outlaw Star) as Ramsey Spice Williams-Crosby (Patrice in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vixis in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier) as Weber Willard E. Pugh (Mayor Kuzak in RoboCop 2, Harpo in The Color Purple) as Col. Castle Jeffrey Combs (Dr. West in Re-Animator) as Dr. East David Wells as Dr. Gordon Greg Paik as Dr. Tetsu Segawa Linnea Quigley (famous B-movie scream queen) as the Scream Queen Plot Martial arts slacker Sean Barker stumbles upon an alien prototype device and bonds with it, becoming the armored warrior called the "Guyver". But now he is wanted by the Chronos Corporation, which sends its band of Zoanoids to capture him and recover the Guyver unit. Lowdown As a means to ride on the popularity of the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, a production team led by Brian Yuzna (Re-Animator, Crying Freeman) created the live-action adaptation of Yoshiki Takaya's manga Bio-Booster Armor Guyver. It had a who's-who cast of actors that every Fangoria subscriber would know. The Guyver suit was meticulously detailed, as well as most of the Zoanoids. It had the potential to be a good sci-fi film that could go toe-to-toe with Kamen Rider and Japan's tokusatsu staples. And then came the script. In an attempt to make The Guyver family-friendly, the screenplay writers resorted to slapstick comedy - especially during the fight scenes. Combined with the unbearable acting of the main cast (except Mark Hamill, who was probably here just for a paycheck) and a horrid soundtrack, the film is almost unwatchable unless you put it on Mute to appreciate some of the special effects. It's a shame the first-ever live-action Guyver turned out like this. The 1994 sequel Guyver: Dark Hero is a better product, but not without its own faults. Why the Japanese have not come up with their tokusatsu version is anyone's guess. Rating: D References The Internet Movie Database Wikipedia