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The Machine Girl
It's Payback Time!
The life of a young, Japanese schoolgirl is destroyed when her family is killed by a Ninja-Yakuza family. Her hand cut off, she replaces it with various machines-of-death, and seeks revenge
The second movie of the evening of Bad Taste:
After having thoroughly analyzed Battlegirls vs the Yakuza, and new cold beers and snacks we watched Machine Girl.
B-movie nonsense movie, yes most certainly, BUT it got major points for creativity and originality.
Before she finally looses her arm (making room for the machine gun and occasionally a chain saw) her arm gets fried in tempura and she is being tortured first.
Her ability with the machine gun is amazing. She is able to skin a man alive with her bullets (Had us laugh out loud), yet she is also able to miss her opponents completely from 10 feet away...simply dumbfounding.
Story wise, this was the better from the two splatter movies with a clear cut revenge story which had some logic in it.
Best part of the movie: Steel bra with spinning blades...Awesome
The Machine Girl didn't really do it for me. It should have as its part of one of my favourite genres but it just fell short for me for reasons I can't explain as it delivers on all the aspects that I love.
The Machine Girl has a very thin plot, it's a simple "you killed my brother so I'm going to kill you". Ami's brother and his friend get killed by a teenage gang and she seeks to take revenge on them. On her journey to find who is responsible for his death she meets with one of the boys and his parents. She disposes of the boy and upon finding his head his parents become hostile. In the…
I've never seen so much fake blood used in a movie. They must have had a tanker truck full of the stuff on standby.
This film was absolutely insane! Blood splattering everywhere, limbs and heads being chopped, sawed, and blown off. An extremely silly and gory film. It is a movie to experience.
I'm amazed that a film like this exists.
This is exactly the type of movie I want to make
There's a whole lot of blood in this movie. And a drill bra.
Crazy over the top movie. Taken ideas from planets terror having a gun for a leg , well how about a machinegun for a arm. Feels like its from the same people who brought us Robogeisha.
1/10. Unnecessary-long-ass-not-interesting back story. Not enough machine moments. It takes itself too serious.
Not a sub-genre I venture into very often but a lot of fun when I do. I like to call these films "splatstick" because they present their gore in such a comedic sense. This is the kind of movie you expect Wednesday and Pugsley Addams would be watching on a Saturday night, inspiring their pirate drama school stage presentation. Wacky dismemberment and the ultimate suspension of disbelief that the human body contains limitless gallons of blood kept under the skin at thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch. Crazy and mindless, but with style.
A crazy japanes movie with a lot of limb removal and then replace with some type of artificial limb weapon.
The Machine Girl has a derivative story. Make that an unoriginal one; we've seen this many times, with the young girl getting revenge for her loved one(s) by the mobsters (or in this case Yakuza/Ninjas) and for doing her wrong with a disfigurement. Not much of the plot is very striking on that end, save for a few technical (i.e. body part) details. What makes this such a smash success is the ruthless, awesome abandon of reality. This is blood-letting at its B or Z movie finest, shot with actual care and power by writer/director Iguchi, and acted with plenty of bad-ass glee and cartoonish expressionism.
The number of splatter-shots are about on par with the course of a Gonzo…
Der moderne japanische Splatterfilm erfreut sich erstaunlicher Begeisterung in europäischen Gefilden. Im Heimatland Nippon ist das Genre mittlerweile mehr Nischenprodukt als sonst wo. Da aber insbesondere die deutschen Genrefans nicht genug von exorbitanten Blutfontänen und Mädels im Schuloutfit bekommen, gibt es weiterhin reichlich Nachschub. Die Wiedergeburt und damit den Startschuss für die neue Welle des Nipponsplatters war Noboru Iguchis The Machine Girl, der auch heute noch die Speerspitze des Subgenre darstellt.
In The Machine Girl geht es um eine japanische Schülerin, deren ganze Familie von finsteren Yakuza unter die Erde gebracht wurde. Als sie selbst einen Anschlag nur knapp überlebt, trainiert sie hart und startet mit einem Maschinengewehr anstelle ihres Armes ausgerüstet einen Rachefeldzug der es in sich hat. Die…
It's a terrible film if you really want to get technical, but with a film such as this...that goes out the fucking window. It's so absurdly comical, but if you know of Noboru Iguchi's work, well that's his style and I love it.
I'm not quite sure how to feel about this one.
It's campy, over the top, and ridiculous. It fully intends to be so.
But even then, I have my standards. You can make a silly camp movie without sacrificing all your quality.
This movie has its moments, but is overall hampered by bad writing. And by that I mean, shitty dialogue (and I don't mean the amusing kind of shitty -- though this could also be a side effect of the language translation) and an unclear plot (I say this because of things that happen in the very beginning and the very end that make the chronology of the film a little confusing).
This leaves me wanting the movie to…
A straightforward story about a girl out for revenge.
The plot remains simple while the world orbiting it goes crazy. But, I'm sure you're more interested in the important factors of a gonzo splatter movie: there's plenty of blood and crazy gore, the practical effects look good, and Ami's shirt gets ripped and we get to see her bra. Good times.
I thought Ami would have her machine-gun arm throughout most of the film, but it actually takes her a while to acquire it. At least Ami spends more time with her gun arm than Cherry does with her gun leg in Planet Terror; that one was super disappointing.
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