Starting Friday, May 15, this 2007 mockumentary spoof on Japanese giant monster movies gets a one-week run at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Anggeles. The trailer looks pretty funny, and Variety called it “tears-down-the-face funny and a genuine, jaw-dropping oddity… [a] must for midnight madness slots as well as Asia and fantasy-themed fests…”
Location: Nuart Theatre – 11272 Santa Monica Blvd – West Los Angeles
Phone: (310) 478-6379
Link out: Click here
Date: Friday, May 15 through 21
From the official website:
A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato’s job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters.
But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato has his own problems – an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits.
A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic but truly unique hero.