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Japan Cuts 2016 Interview: Maeda Atsuko Talks THE MOHICAN COMES HOME

Graduated from her best-known role as the first breakout star of Japan’s phenomenally popular all-girl singing group, AKB48, Maeda Atsuko has gone from strength to strength in the acting world, in films directed by the likes of Miike Takashi, Nakata...

Review: LIFE CAN BE SO WONDERFUL (Osamu Minorikawa)

Osamu Minorikawa's Life Can Be So Wonderful is a film that illustrates exactly what the recent output of Japanese cinema is missing. It's a very unique, personal and free-form film that exists outside of most genre boundaries and definitions. Just...

FAFF 2011 - KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR review

FAFF continues into the weekend, and what a way to start the general sessions than with one of my top picks for the festival. The awesome Ben Umstead (via Mark Popham) explains it below in his previous review, reporting from...

The Karate-Robo Returns In HANG IN THERE! ZABORGAR!

Ladies, be warned. Should your pants ride low enough to expose the top of your panties you may find yourself in trouble with a certain karate fighting robot.Noboru Iguchi's Karate-Robo Zaborgar has won a lot of love on the international...

FANTASTIC FEST 2011: KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR Review

Being a fan of Japanese kaiju cinema and diving a little bit in to Japanese monster TV shows I knew a little about Karate Robo Zaborgar before sitting down and watch Noboru Iguchi's take on the legendary transforming motorbike...

Final Poster For Noboru Iguchi's KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR

Machine Girl director Noboru Iguchi has been winning raves around the world for his super-goofy, super-fun Karate Robo Zaborgar. Iguchi's biggest movie to date is an update of a classic cult television series revolving around a karate fighting robot who...

AFFD 2011: KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR

[Another review reprint for AFFD 2011, this time it is Mark Popham's thoughts on Noboru Iguchi's Karate-Robo Zaboragar, which screens tonight at 11:55 PM at Landmark's Magnolia Theater]Sometime in the mid-nineties, when the VHS tape was king, "so bad it's...

NYAFF/JAPAN CUTS 2011: HEAVEN'S STORY Review

When one hears the word 'epic' one usually thinks of 'battles' and 'dragons', 'conspiracy and intrigue', 'larger-than-life filmmaking.' When one hears the words 'revenge story' images of Charles Bronson mowing down street punks or Choi Min-sik dishing out justice with...

NYAFF 2011: KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR Review

[Our thanks to Mark Popham for the following review.] Sometime in the mid-nineties, when the VHS tape was king, "so bad it's good" became an aesthetic in it's own right. People began actively seeking out bad movies- cheeseball Japanese action...

SIFF 2011: KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR Review

By most objective standards, the films of director Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl, Robogeisha) aren't very good. Their mix of low-budget gore and lowest common denominator slapstick sit side-by-side with flabby pacing and broad, generally goofy performances. But then that's almost...

International Teaser For Noboru Iguchi's KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR

With Machine Girl and Robo Geisha director Noboru Iguchi's Karate Robo Zaborgar poised to continue its assault on foreign shores ScreenAnarchy is proud to have first look at the English subtitled international teaser for the film.PART MOTORCYCLE, PART KARATE EXPERT,...

Being Made Largely Of Metal Is No Excuse For Not Dressing Well.

Noboru Iguchi's Karate Robo Zaborgar continues to roll out around the world and as it does we've been passed a closer look at three of the film's key characters.To the left you'll find Akira Emoto as evil mastermind Dr Akunomiya....

First Teaser For Iguchi's KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR

It's a motorcycle! It's a robot! It knows karate! It's Karate Robo Zaborgar! The latest from director Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl, Robo Geisha) has gotten a lot of love around these parts and now, on the heels of its...

EFM 2011: New Poster For Noboru Iguchi's KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR

Fresh from the film's successful debut in Rotterdam, Sushi Typhoon have come to the European Film Market armed with fresh artwork for Noboru Iguchi's Karate Robo Zaborgar. And there it is, chock full or karate robot action....

IFFR 2011: An interview with NOBORU IGUCHI

This year the International Film Festival Rotterdam hosted the World Premiere of "Karate-Robo Zaborgar" and, as I detailed in my review (link), it sure was a crowdpleaser. One day later I spoke with director Noboru Iguchi for whom this film...

IFFR 2011: KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR review!

This year the International Film Festival Rotterdam had a weird treat in store: the World Premiere of Noboro Iguchi's "Karate-Robo Zaborgar". Known primarily for making films which contain buckets of blood and some naughtiness (or sometimes the other way round...

First Stills From Noboru Iguchi's KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR

What madness lies in store for viewers of Noboru Iguchi's spin on the classic Karate-Robo Zaborgar? Well, fans of the director of Robo Geisha and The Machine Girl are already well familiar with his obsessive love for outlandish robots and...

Noboru Iguchi's KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR To Premiere In Rotterdam

Cult film fans take note: Machine Girl director Noboru Iguchi's Karate-Robo Zaborgar will have its world premiere at the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam.A revival of the classic television series of the same name, Karate Robo Zaborgar is Iguchi's first...

Fantasia 2010: GOLDEN SLUMBER Review

[Our thanks to Lauren Baggett for the following.]Well into the final reel of Golden Slumber, the climax was interrupted by an automated voice (bilingual: this is Quebec, after all) warning us that a fire alarm had been pulled, and that...

Fantasia 2010: GOLDEN SLUMBER Review

[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review which is being bumped up to the top of the page to coincide with its Fantasia screening today.]Golden Slumber fills my eyes, but what exactly is it I'm seeing? A man-on-the-run...