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Tokyo Gore Police
Tokyo Is Burning
Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka and her mission to avenge her father's assassination. Ruka is a cop from a squad who's mission is to destroy homicidal mutant humans known as "engineers" possessing the ability to transform any injury to a weapon.
Holy shit! This is one wild, fucked up ride. The brightly coloured title sequence, full of flowers and kids playing, briefly lulled me into a false sense of serenity and in now way was I prepared for the absolute carnage that was about to follow.
This is a dark and highly gruesome revenge story set in a near future where the Tokyo Police Force has been privatised, we follow Ruka (Eihi Shiina), a self harming, sword wielding star in the force, she dresses like she's heading out to a 18-30's school reunion party but she's committed to avenging her fathers death and hunting down Engineers, criminals who have evolved into the ultimate killers and can transform a gaping wound into…
I just experienced my third viewing of Yoshihiro Nishimura's splatter masterpiece Tokyo Gore Police and it remains one hell of a fun ride. Actually, the most entertaining part was watching the expressions of shock and dismay on the faces of my (former?) friends as they gradually lost their appetites. One of them tapped out during the penis biting scene, but what can I say? This movie definitely isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea. In fairness, it is an utterly ridiculous film, but Nishimura's imaginative (and mostly practical) special effects gags coupled with the over-the-top insanity of the whole ordeal puts Tokyo Gore Police in a league of its own.
Just...what in the fuck...
Whatever the fuck...
It was fun.
That's all I can say to describe such a bizarre, yet oddly original film.
It's certainly a feast on the eyes. You may be confused about what you see, but it's an interesting sight.
A fun and just plain batshit insane sight.
Rarely do films with reputations live up to them, but some exceed them... if you want them to or not... even after you think you've just witnessed the most fucked up thing in film history it just refuses to let it go. You were freaked out by the lady with the monster mouths on her breasts? Well here's a dude shooting people from his giant mutated penis. How do you review that? You don't. You just give it 4 stars and hope people don't judge you too harshly because of it.
Bizarre, outlandish, and a lot of fun for the first hour or so when every scene is practically trying to one-up the prior one in wtf value. Unfortunately the novelty of all the weird shit wears off after a while and the plot becomes too much of the focus. Give me more snail nipples, advertisements for wrist cutters and exploding heads and less attempts at a coherent story please.
Film #15 Hoop-tober 2
Scariness level: pinkvibrator/giantshotgundick
I may have overestimated my readiness for this a little bit. Honestly, I didn't read up anything on the film beforehand, so sort of expected a really bad bad-effects driven slice'em'up-frenzy. I got the frenzy, but the bad-effect weren't there, they were good, Cronenberg-esque practical effects but boy was I not prepared for the general absurdness in Tokyo Gore Police.
It's great, and wacky and you'll excuse me for saying this, but typically Japanese in the sense that it's trying to be as weird as it possibly can; and as gross as it possibly can, and as unflinchingly violent - there is some really vicious violence most films elsewhere wouldn't even dare to…
Also wenn man den Machern eines lassen muss, dann ihre Kreativität. Völliger Humbug, mal unterhaltsam weird, mal sehr ermüdend.
Classmate: brings Chipotle to screening
Me: "You sure that's a great idea?"
Classmate: "No worries."
MOMENTS LATER: a ceaseless barrage of some of the goriest, bloodiest, chunkiest, most disgusting sexualized body-horror practical effects
Classmate: Sudden loud gags. "FUCK THIS!" Grabs burrito bowl and sprints out of the screening.
...also...this probably has some of the most, let's say, "creative" death scenes in film history: death by rapid-fire severed middle-fingers, death by vagina alligator girl, death by giant penis flesh canon, and so so so many more!
I really didn't enjoy this, which I figured I would.
One of the most bizarre things I've ever witnessed. So of course I loved it!
Officially the strangest and most viscerally gore filled film I've ever seen.
The film is an exercise in pure, unfiltered, nightmarish imagination. It's entire existence is to disturb you on every level and it breaks all the rules of pedestrian filmmaking while doing it. It's so beyond realism that it doesn't even bother trying to be pragmatic at any point - whether that's a good thing or not is up to the viewer - and it slowly manages to top every "what the fuck" with an even louder "are you fucking kidding me."
This movie needs to be seen to be believed.
Stays true to the name. Not a lot else going on other than gore.
In this world, extreme but badly done self modification is the new kawaii.
I like how morbid and exaggerated their special effects makeup was. It's part genius and part nightmare fuel. There was a random lady who modified her eyes into slug antenna eyes squeezed herself into a giant shell and the other lady with the venus flytrap bosum and the crocodile jaw mermaid bottom.
Years later, the most distinctive scenes I remember of the movie are snapshots of the dystopian world rather than plot.
It's probably an allegory mocking beauty standards and the extremes we go to be cool (e.g. plastic surgery). I wished they had focused more on showing their dystopia instead of that sorry excuse of a plot and bad acting.
You know, I've heard my entire life that a picture is worth a thousand words, but Tokyo Gore Police is one of those rare pictures that renders all words obsolete. It has to be seen to be believed.
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