The legend goes that Mutant Girls Squad came about when friends Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl), and Tak Sakaguchi (Versus) decided that since they like to drink together, they should direct a movie together–not an anthology but more like a jam where person takes a segment. But are the filmmakers violent drunks, funny drunks, or emotional ones? It turns out they’re all of the above in spades.
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 Tue., June 21, 10:30 p.m., Regal 11 Now in its 17th year, Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Los Angeles Times, showcases the best of American and international cinema. The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival takes place June 16-26, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles. The Festival screens more than 200 features, shorts, documentaries and music videos from more than 40 countries. The Festival connects the movie-loving public to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent in the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. For passes, tickets and full Festival details, please call 1.866.FilmFest or visit www.LAFilmFest.comContinue reading