G.I. Samurai

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

G.I. Samurai (1979, Japan) is a Science Fiction film directed by Kōsei Saitō.


Main Details

  • Released in 1979
  • Color
  • Running time: 139 min.
  • Distribution Co: Toho
  • Directed by Kōsei Saitō
  • Written by Ryo Hanmura (novel), Toshio Kamata
  • Starring Sonny Chiba
  • Music by Kentaro Haneda
  • Produced by Haruki Kadokawa, Takeshi Motomura

Also Known As

  • Time Slip


G.I. Samurai (Sengoku jieitai (Time Slip) and Sengoku Self Defense Force?) is a 1979 Japanese feature-length film focusing on the adventures of a modern-day Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) team that accidentally travels in time to the Warring States period (Sengoku jidai?). The film stars one of the top male Japanese actor Sonny Chiba and was based on a novel by Ryo Hanmura, a well-known writer of historical novels and science fiction.

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