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Thursday, May 26, 2011

AHITH Film: Karate-Robo Zaborgar

Another Hole In The Head, Part 8 Film Festival, is taking place in San Francisco June 2-17 at the Roxie Theater. One of the featured films we recently got to review is: Karate-Robo Zaborgar.



Following the death of his scientist father, secret police officer Yutaka Daimon inherits a mighty robot warrior named “Zaborgar.” Equipped with an array of super weapons, an expertise in karate, and the power to transform into a motorcycle Zaborgar assists Daimon in his fight against Sigma, the evil organization responsible for his father’s death.

After uncovering a plot by Sigma to steal the DNA of Japanese politicians and use it in a giant robot weapon, Daimon faces off against Miss Borg, a beautiful female robot under the control of Dr. Akunomiya, the twisted leader of Sigma. Despite being on opposite sides of the law, Daimon and Miss Borg fall in love—a development that spells an end to the once inseparable crime-fighting team of Daimon and Zaborgar.

Twenty-five years later, the now-disgraced Daimon has been reduced to working as a chauffeur for corrupt Prime Minister Wakasugi. But Sigma, having at last finished its giant robot, is now preparing to unleash it upon the world. With no one left to oppose them, a worn, middle-aged Daimon is forced out of retirement and into service as a crime-fighter one last time. But will Zaborgar forgive and forget, and aid Daimon in his quest to maintain righteousness and save the world from total destruction?

From director Noboru Iguchi, creator of the international hits THE MACHINE GIRL and ROBO-GEISHA, comes a hilariously over-the-top tribute to the transforming robots of 1970’s Japanese television, and an exciting action/comedy that will stir the heart of anyone who longs for justice dispensed at the short end of a swift robot karate kick!


What do you get when you combine the coolness of Transformers, the look of the Power Rangers and the cheese of all those 70’s Kung-Fu movies? You get one campy-ass movie!

Unlike some campy movies, Karate-Robo Zaborgar, there is an actual storyline. There is an evil organization called Sigma that is stealing the DNA of politicians to help build giant super robot (to destroy the world, of course). Our hero, Daimon (dude with really bad hair cut) is trying to stop them, but he falls in love with his enemy, Miss Borg. She is a man-hating robot whose head can fly around and can shoot rockets out of her boobs. Daimon’s best friend and partner is Zabogar, a robot built by his father.

Daimon betrays Zaborgar to help Miss Borg and in a fit of jealousy Zabogar grabs Miss Borg kills them both in an explosion, but an egg rolls away from the inferno (was Miss Borg impregnated by our hero?). The villain grabs the egg and some politicians in a little move I like to call Human Hoovering

The movie skips forward 25 years. With the loss of his friend and lover Daimon has hit rock bottom, but he must once again fight Sigma as it finally completes the giant super robot TO RULE THE WORLD!

I had a great time watching and poking fun at this movie, which,was the intention of its makers. Here is a list of reasons to watch this film:

Flying Heads

Samurai Robot with kissy lips that suck out your DNA

Female robots that shoot rockets out of their boobs

Diarrhea Monster Robot that shoots acid out of its ass

Female Robot that has dragon heads come out of her boobs

Female Robot that has a dragon head coming out of her ass

Bikini wearing female rugby robots

A man breast-feeding

What more could you ask for? How about a Happy Ever After ending! Hell yeah! Karate-Robo Zaborgar will be showing on Sunday, June 5th at 5:20pm. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street @ Valencia in San Francisco.

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  1. I love it when campy movies are full of awesome. Thanks for the review!!!

  2. Long as you supply the cheese I will bring the crackers. :) lol

  3. ha ha! This looks awesome! I love cheesy ass Asian movies! :D

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