Jun 03, 1992 · 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.
- Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang
"The Guyver" must now face off against the Zoanoids, half-human creatures controlled by Chronos, in order to stop the company from recovering the Guyver unit and destroying mankind! Straight from the pages of the popular manga by Yoshiki Takaya comes THE GUYVER, a live-action comic book that offers incredible special effects and make-up work by ...
The Guyver (released in Europe and South America as Mutronics) is a 1991 American superhero film made in conjunction with Shochiku Films, loosely based on the Japanese manga series of the same name by Yoshiki Takaya.
Sean discovers a top-secret suit of Chronos armor called "the Guyver," which fuses to his body when he tries it on, turning him into a supremely powerful cyborg. Chronos' evil CEO, Fulton Balcus...
- Steve Wang, Screaming Mad George
- Imperial Entertainment
Sep 25, 1989 · Storyline Sho and his friend Tetsurou stumble upon an odd alien artifact while walking through the woods. Then, the alien artifact breaks free of its metallic bonds and enters Sho's body, turning him into the Guyver.
- Production Info
CIA agent Max Reed (Mark Hamill) witnesses Dr. Tetsu Segawa—a researcher for the mysterious Kronos Corporation—being murdered. Dr. Segawa had stolen an alien device known as “the Guyver” from Kronos. College student Sean Barker, whose girlfriend’s father was Dr. Segawa, finds the Guyver’s hiding spot while watching the forensic team investigating the crime scene. Through further events, the Guyver fuses with Sean and causes him to be covered in a suit of bio-armor. The president of Chronos, Fulton Balcus (David Gale), wants the Guyver back and sends his mutant henchmen, the Zoanoids, led by Lisker (Michael Berryman), to steal it back.Directed by: Screaming Mad George and Steve WangProduced by: Brian YuznaScreenplay by: Joe Woo, Jr.Based on: Bio Booster Armor Guyver by Yoshiki TakayaJack Armstrong—Sean Barker/The GuyverMark Hamill—Max ReedVivian Wu—Mizky SegawaDavid Gale—Fulton Balcus
Reactions to the film were generally negative. Glenn Kenny of Entertainment Weeklysaid the film features “surprisingly convincing costumes and effects, inspired casting, and energetic direction, [but] what sinks it is its unfortunate adherence to the time-honored direct-to-video clichés: an unearned paycheck for a onetime A-picture star, and a tendency to fall back on lame humor whenever the going gets slow.” David Johnson of DVD Verdict criticized the film’s “ham-fisted over-acting,” “ludicrous plot contrivances,” and “nauseatingly hokey soundtrack.”Johnson called the film “a big, dumb joke,” saying: “Despite some good creature effects, the movie crashed and burned and crashed again, weighted down by preposterous acting [and] corny music.” Nathan Shumate of Cold Fusion Video Reviews criticized the film, in particular “the annoying demeanor and lack of personality” of lead actor Jack Armstrong, adding: “If there ever was a movie made for fan appreciation only, this is it, [...] but...
- Known Guyvers
Before bonding to a life-form, the Guyver appears as a rounded bio-mechanical object shaped somewhat like a land-mine. The device appears as a series of organic tendrils or cables encased within a set of metallic braces, with a gleaming metallic core in the centre. This core is the Guyver unit's control mechanism and will react to the touch and brainwaves of a potential host. The G-unit will only bond with a sentient life-form, something capable of learning its functions and using them effectively. When a G-unit is activated, the fleshy coils inside the metallic braces will writhe and stir. Afterwards, the braces will release and fall off before disintegrating. The fleshy tendrils of the unit will then envelop the new host, joining with its cell structure and re-configuring its own mass around the host subject. Once the bonding is complete, the subject will be encased in organic armour plates on top of an epidermal layer consisting of the same tendrils as the unit's internals, tight...
The Guyver armour may feel soft and leathery to touch, but it is actually highly shock absorbent and cannot be damaged by conventional weaponry. The Guyver increases its host's natural strength by several magnitudes as well as the subject's speed, agility and stamina. The host's reflexes and senses are also heightened to an astonishing degree with the addition of two sensor globes on the host's "helmet".
The bio-boosted armour is supported by a control medal (the mechanism in the centre of an inactive G-unit) which regulates the Guyver's power output and prevents it from overloading. The medal appears on the head of the user and is connected directly to the brain when the armour is in use. Damage to the control medal can cause the armour to malfunction, perhaps even deactivate in the middle of battle. If the medal is critically damaged or outright severed from the user's head, the Guyver will...
The Guyver's host can freely activate and deactivate the armour at will. When the armour is not in use, the host's body will appear as it normally did before being joined, with the addition of two small growths on the host's back. These growths are some form of extrasensory organ that allow the host to summon the Guyver when needed; the armour itself seems to exist in some kind of extra-dimensional space when not in use, like a pocket dimension. This organism can also be used to communicate t...
Only three Guyver units were known to exist on Earth. 1. Sho Fukamachi - A Japanese high school student who happened upon a unit by accident during the D-59 Incident. After he picked up the device, it activated and bonded with him. Since then, Sho has used the power of the Guyver to protect himself and his friends from the machinations of the secret organisation called Cronos. 2. Oswald A. Lisker- An agent of Cronos from the United States. He came to Japan to oversee the recovery of the stolen Guyver units, but only one was recovered and had been damaged during retrieval. Lisker inadvertently bonded with the damaged unit and used it to try and apprehend Sho Fukamachi, but the armour malfunctioned and it consumed him. 3. Agito Makishima - A high school student and former Cronos management candidate. He recovered the third unit and activated it as his means of destroying Cronos from within, but his rebellious plans were exposed and he has since opposed them openly alongside Sho and hi...
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The Guyver (released in Europe as Mutronics) is a 1991 American science fiction film loosely based on the Japanese manga series of the same name by Yoshiki Takaya. The film tells of a young man,...
- Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang
- Mark Hamill