Jun 5, 2009
Upcoming Spy DVDs: Superargo Vs. The Giant Robots
Want to see more spies versus robots? How about a costumed adventurer versus robots? How about a costumed adventure versus giant faceless robots? Would you believe a costumed adventurer versus large men (though actually slightly smaller than said adventurer) dressed as robots and wearing stockings over their faces? Well, despite the evocative title, that's pretty much what you end up with, but then again, that's exactly the sort of thing I want to see! DVD Sleuth reports that the second Superargo movie (following 1966's Superargo vs. Diabolikus), a Eurospy/Costumed Adventurer flick known alternately as Superargo, Superargo vs. the Faceless Giants , Superargo vs. Giant Robots and The Invincible Superman (among many, many other titles) is coming soon to Region 1 DVD via Code Red. Code Red (also the company behind the upcoming Internecine Project DVD) announced the title on their blog as part of a post about comedy troop Cinema Head Cheese, who will be providing a Mystery Science Theater-style "comedic commentary" for the film. Apparently the release will be part of the Exploitation Cinema series from Code Red parent company Navarre. The film was previously available in America only in a severely butchered format as part of a similar MST3K-style series called Cinema Insomnia featuring late-night TV host Mr. Lobo constantly interrupting the feature. Thankfully, Code Red's DVD apparently relegates such shenanigans to an optional commentary track! So you should be able to watch the faceless robots attack a station wagon without listening to someone making fun of that if you want to.