Karate-Robo Zaborgar


  • october 30 / 23:00 / Teatro Principal

Japan, 2011

  • Direction: Noboru Iguchi
  • Production: Shinishi Ikeda, Yoshinori Chiba / Something Creation
  • Screenplay: Noboru Iguchi
  • Photography: Yasutaka Nagano
  • Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi
  • Edition: Takeshi Wada
  • Cast: Itsuji Itao, Yasuhisa Furuhara, Mami Yamasaki, Yuya Miyashita, Houka Kinoshita
  • Running time: 105 min

Let's see, we didn't really expect a Wenders or a Lacuesta from a Jap production company called "Sushi Typhoon", did we? Well no, because among many other unconfessable companies, they are the friends that got going with Tokyo Gore Police and The Machine Girl. Only this time they've completely lost the plot (or even the whole picture) and, helped by the excellent Noboru Iguchi, the mate of the master of special effects Yoshihiro Nishimura, they have set up a right old mess, a definitively kitsch and monumentally incorrect commotion where a second rate motorbike turns into a Mazinger that does Thai kick boxing whilst evil and robotised women fire at the enemy from their breasts like Aphrodite (MZ's girlfriend) and the robots beat the humans off with jets of diarrhoea. Delicious, scrappy, pure plastic, cheap and cheerful and with bad sexual, social and political drool that devours it whole, it demonstrates once again that if the United States had destroyed Japan, Cinema would not have been the same.

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