The Laser Blast Film Society Presents: Abraxas - Guardian of the Universe

When: December 13, 2017 @ 7:15 p.m.

  • Motern Media X-Mas Special: 7:15 p.m.
  • FEATURE: 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON

Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe
Dir. Damian Lee
Cast: Jesse Ventura, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Damian Lee, Marjorie Bransfield, Francis Mitchell & Jim Belushi.
Runtime: 90 min
Country: Canada, USA
Format: 35mm Print

Poster Artist: Benjamin Marra.

"An unabashed Terminator rip-off...that just clicks as entertainment." - Paul Corupe, Canuxsploitation

"Silly in every way imaginable." - Comeuppance Reviews

The Laser Blast Film Society invites you to traverse time and space with the 38th Governor of Minnesota (Jesse Ventura) as he pursues Arnold Schwarzenegger's best bud (Sven-Ole Thorsen) across two galaxies to a sleepy wintery hamlet on Earth in order to prevent him from solving the "Anti-Life Equation."

Despite rifing largely on the structure of The Terminator, writer/director Damian Lee conjures an imaginative mythology anchored by a wonderful sc-fi vernacular that teeters between camp and cool as it coins badass names like Secundus, Tyrannus 7, and THE CULMATOR.

That it also features a virgin birth, a child-god and intergalactic "wise-men" that travel afar during the holiday season, also make it a Canadian Christmas classic in our books!

Such eccentricity is further seasoned with a healthy helping of sparkling pyrotechnics and burly stunt work, not to mention a cameo of the Belush himself as a disgruntled school principal! And all of this entertaining madness will be beamed straight to your eyeballs from a rare 35mm print!

WRITER/DIRECTOR DAMIAN LEE IN ATTENDANCE!

Trailer by Steven Kostanski.

The Laser Blast Film Society is made possible in part by the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.