The Guyver (1991)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi


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A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he ... See full summary »


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  • Vivian Wu in The Guyver (1991)
  • Jack Armstrong and Vivian Wu in The Guyver (1991)
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28 September 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
5
| The Bad & The Good Of 'The Guyver'
The "bad news" outweighs the "good news" for this movie.

BAD - The dialog in here is very stupid; the acting is poor (Jack Armstrong, Vivian Wu?); there is too much violence and simply a general Class B-type production feeling about this whole film, making it dumb overall.

GOOD - It was very light on the profanity and sometimes had some pretty good special-effects with the humans turning into monsters.

STRANGE - Added to the cast is television star Jimmie Walker, who played a goofy "Kid Dyn-O-Mite" character on TV, and Mark Hamill, from the hugely-successful Star Wars movie series. Wow, times must have gotten tough for those two actors to be in this movie!

OVERALL - After watching this for an hour, it was hard to get interested enough to finish the film.

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Trivia

The film featured over 50 creature effects.


Quotes

Narrator: At the beginning of time, aliens came to the Earth to create the ultimate organic weapon. They created Mankind. By planting a special gene into man they created the ZOANOIDS - Humans who can change at will into super monster soldiers. Eons later, ...


Goofs

Within the last few minutes of the movie, Sean removes his Guyver armor, revealing he has no clothes on. This being due to his having regenerated a new body. But when he gets up and walks away he is wearing tennis shoes.


Crazy Credits

Get your own Guyver unit at S-Mart, Shop smart, shop S-Mart.


Alternate Versions

Differences between the "Director's Cut" (actually the original theatrical version) and the VHS version are as follows:

  • A text prologue explaining the origins of the guyver and zoanoids, as well as leading up to Dr. Segawa's predicament with the other zoanoids.
  • Slightly different opening credits. The "Guyver" title is shown in glittering, silver chrome that splis. The VHS version shows a cheaper black/brown title that swipes in and fades out.
  • Slightly more dialogue when Max tells Misky of her father's death.
  • The scene where Balcus makes Lisker punch himself has music in the theatrical cut. In the VHS version, no music is present.
  • Extended dialogue between Max, Misky and Castle at Dr Segawa's death scene. This also includes a little more footage of Sean spying on them.
  • When Sean encounters the punks in the alley, he yells "Hi-ya!" with a ready aikido stance. The punks laugh at him and then they all yell "Hi-ya" mockingly with the same stance.
  • An intimate scene between Lisker and Weber in the van as they wait for Striker & Ramsey. He mentions the two of them going shopping in Brazil, and she absolutely loves the idea.
  • In the warehouse sequence, the shopping bit is brought up again between the zoanoid Lisker and zoanoid Weber. This was cut short in the VHS version.
  • Zoanoid Striker yelling down to Zoanoid Ramsey is shown in two cuts in the theatrical version, one in the VHS cut.
  • Major scene transitions in the "director's cut" are accompanied by slash going across the screen with a two-note techno theme. None of these are in the VHS cut. Additionally, 3 violent scenes are not in the so-called director's cut:
  • When zoanoid Lisker crushes zoanoid Segawa's head, blood is shown gushing onto the ground in the VHS version. The "director's cut" has a very slightly shorter version showing a shot of zoanoid Segawa on his knees with no blood.
  • When the guyver kills the snake-headed zoanoid, the VHS version shows him getting his arm ripped off and his neck snapped with blood splatter. The "director's cut" edits this out in favor of a cheap insert shot of the other zoanoids looking on.
  • When the guyver slashes zoanoid Weber, the VHS version shows blood splattering across her face and Misky's. The "director's cut" cuts away to a cheap close-up of zoanoid Striker looking on.

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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