DIRECTED BY NOBORU IGUCHI
JAPAN, 2011, 101 MIN
IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Who the hell thought it was a good idea to put a kid-friendly remake of a beloved 1970s tokusatsu TV series in the hands of cinematic madman Noboru Iguchi (Robogeisha; Mutant Girls Squad, FFF 2011)? The maestro of blood geysers, butt-weapons, and upskirt perversity reins it in a bit this time but still manages to be as entertaining, original, and insane as ever. 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 his robot pal with mad karate skills. But when Daimon develops feelings for the villainous Miss Borg, our heroes have a falling out that could ruin everything. And then who’s going to stop the robot rugby girls with chest dragons? Welcome to the world of KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR!