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Karate Robo Zaborgar Review – Showing at Los Angeles Film Festival, sponsored by Giant Robot

[youtube]PdnnC43Cotw[/youtube]   In our age of Green Lantern, X Men, and the upcoming Avenger series, Japan has their own super hero redo, and it’s Zaborgar, a 70s kids superhero known as “Denjin Zaboga” which was a motorcycle that transformed into a robot to fight enemies using the commands by his helmet wearing “master”, Yutaka Daimon. But unlike the superhero movies produced by Hollywood that are now focusing on perfect CG and reality, this film is sort of an Austen Powers version that spends a good deal of time poking fun at the fiction and glorifying the groovy 70s. Some of the jokes are loud but some are so subtle, they challenge you to find more.   The beginning half puts the...

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GR Sponsors Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival Entry: Denjin Zaboga!

Karate-Robo Zaborgar by director Noboru Iguchi “Japan’s scientists, politicians and businessmen are in grave danger. The evil secret society Sigma, led by the nefarious Dr. Akunomiya and aided by Miss Borg, a beautiful man-hating cyborg, has been stealing their DNA and using it to build a giant cybernetic robot. The only man who can stop them is secret agent Daimon, who rides a motorcycle that also happens to be a robot with mad karate skills. Welcome to the world of Karate-Robo Zaborgar!” Directed by Japanese cult director Noboru Iguchi, this over-the-top update of a tokusatsu TV show from the ’70s is sheer madness, delivered with the power of Zaborgar’s patented “Flying Dragon Triple Kicks.” Sat., June 18, 10:30 p.m., Downtown Independent...

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