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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Generic
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003626TNG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 317,684 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Arthur Poppington doesn't need superpowers or fancy toys to fight crime. Armed only with a childlike sense of wonder and his quirky arsenal of cheap, homemade gadgets, he becomes Defendor! He finds an unexpected partner when he rescues and falls for a local prostitute. Can the two of them take down the city's most fearsome crime boss without getting killed in the process?

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Cheese Steak Jimmy on 26 Sept. 2010
Format: DVD
*Minor Spoilers* On paper- there isn't a lot of originality here. The 'emotionally/mentally disturbed individual who gets in way over his head' archetype was previously done in the excellent Special [2006] [DVD], although the level of brutality reaped on Defendor/Arthur Poppington is more akin to what happens to Dave Lizewski in Kick-Ass [DVD] [2010]. The 'Hooker with a Heart of Gold' supporting character 'Cat' is so cliched that it's almost a moot point to mention it. Whilst there are a few twists in turns in the script, and a wonderful ending that a mainstream Hollywood movie wouldn't accept, if I had been a producer or an investor, I might have considered this too derivative of previous movies to bother with funding.

Which probably explains why I'm writing reviews on Amazon, and don't work in the film industry, as the people behind this movie did a great job. Woody Harrelson is excellent as Arthur Poppington, and turns in a subtle yet earnest performance. (Indeed, it would be hard to single out one actor for special praise, as they are all uniformly excellent, including the child actors.) The pacing of the film is great, the editing (with old School Star Wars-style wipes) thoughtful, and the DOP does an astonishing job with the lighting and the fiming, to the point where this movie 'feels' substantially more expensive than it actually was.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Matthews on 11 Jan. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This 2009 Canadian superhero comedy film stars Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, and Elias Koteas.

The best comparison is of a combo of 'Kickass' and 'Taxi Driver', bizzare as that sounds...promise!!

The story tells of a mentally-ill man who adopts the persona of a superhero named 'Defendor' on a quest to find his arch enemy, Captain Industry.

The film begins with a psychiatrist interviewing Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson) in a psychiatric evaluation. At first he is confused to the point that he thinks he's being quizzed, but he slowly opens up, recalling an incident in which he assaulted Mr. Debrofkowitz, the owner of a dry-cleaning service.

He starts his story one night where he is investigating shipment docks, and assaults a police officer who claims to be working undercover. Dooney (Elias Koteas) is a corrupt detective whose crack smoking, and having a prostitute in his company, leads Defendor to believe that he is under the employ of his arch nemesis, named Captain Industry.

Arthur lives alone in the government construction department that he works at during the day. His life is very solitary, but after another confrontation with Dooney, he meets Angel (Kat Dennings), the prostitute who was smoking crack with Dooney. He is brutally beaten by Dooney's friends and she helps him recover. He learns that she is aware of Captain Industry's whereabouts and he allows her to live with him. For $40 a day, he enlists her help in apprehending Industry.

Their rather dysfunctional relationship forms this highly off-beat story. In this current day of Dark Knights, Green Hornet, Iron Men and vampires, this film I found to be amusing and refreshing - recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Oct. 2011
Format: DVD
Defendor (he gets a bit touchy if it's spelt with an '-er') is the story of Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson - Bunraku) - a guy who is definitely a few cards short of a full deck, but whose heart is in the right place. By day he works the road-crews and by night he is 'Defendor' a black-clad crime buster, equipped with his grandfather's trench club, marbles, a VCR player and jars of bees amongst other crime-fighting miscellany. When Defendor inadvertently stumbles across one of the major crime-bosses of the city, he sees the epitome of "Captain Industry" (a villain he has been chasing since he was a small child) in him and decides to take him down. But is Arthur in way over his head? After all, how much damage can one intellectually-challenged man and his crack-addicted, prostitute friend (Kat Dennings - Thor) do to an international crime-lord?

Defendor is a touching story about a man with little else on his mind but what is right. His comedic mannerisms serve to endear most people to him. Harrelsons relationship with Dennings is truly touching as they both recognise each others faults and try to help each other, despite their difficult interactions. Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) plays Arthur's legal guardian with great aplomb and really invokes a lot of compassion for the case, but the real star here is Woody Harrelson himself, whose portrayal of the stoically simple Arthur drives this movie.
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