Movies that are slightly off.
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.
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…
You like being chewed on, right?
As far as over the top, completely bonkers, so violent it’s surreal, entertaining as hell Japanese splatter goes, this is utter perfection.
This is Yoshihiro Nishimura’s magnum opus. 110 minutes of endless, limitless and disgusting splatter creativity resulting in neat practical effects, dodgy editing, decent to sub-par acting, propaganda advertising spots somewhere between 1984 and Starship Troopers and everything relentlessly moving forward thanks to a masterful, energetic score from Sushi Typhoon regular Kou Nakagawa.
If you don’t love this there’s only one possible reason. Your brain can’t process insanity fast enough.
Tokyo Gore Police is good fun.
I actually really loved it. It's not a grand piece of cinema, but it's so damn entertaining that it's impossible for me not to admire.
The opening scene is one of the most in-your-face, right-to-the-point scenes ever. The music choice was great as were all of the others. I found that the badass Japanese hardcore soundtrack fit in perfect tandem with our glorious protagonist Ruka and her crime-fighting ways.
The informercials were clearly the best part. They were short but made fantastic use of the small amount of time. Dark comedy at its summit! I feel (kind of) horrible for liking them, but my favorites were the "cute cutters", and remote control exterminate with…
"Let's go stylish with wrist cutting!"
In Japan's alternate future, the city is gripped by epidemic levels of violence thanks to the prevalence of "engineers" - people who, when injured, can turn transform those injuries into unstoppable gooey bio-mechanical weapons. In order to combat this threat, Japan has decided to privatize its police force and stoke the flames of jingoistic sentiment. While most of the force is full of hyper-violent and corrupt individuals, one woman, Ruka, cuts her way through the engineers while attempting to discover who assassinated her father on the day of the force's privatization so that she may avenge him.
Tokyo Gore Police is one of the more visible entries in Japan's splatter film renaissance, but it…
Knowing the title won't prepare you for the sheer amount of fake severed limbs and blood that squirt and drench everything within a twenty foot radius. Somewhere in Japan there is a Kool-Aid factory that's missing more than a few shipments. There's gore and then there's Tokyo Gore Police: a film so gross that its the adult equivalent of having a child aged bully stick your head in dog poop and force you to take a big chomp.
In fairness to such a film, I'm not a big fan of blood, guts and gore in films. At least not gratuitous amounts of it. I say this so you know where I'm coming from. But in addition to being languished in…
7.5. THE END🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
The best and unfortunately last great title in the Japanese gore flick boom.
Pretty crazy movie, but a great time. Great party movie. I loved how this movie looked and the special fx makeup is definitely impressive.
Besproken in aflevering 009
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I don't know what to say
A mindless gorefest but the fun kind of mindless... would watch again for the entertainment value. 🙌
Mankind's greatest achievement. No movie in the past or the future will ever surpass the masterpiece that is Tokyo Gore Police. You might as well give up and stop watching movies in general, you'll never find anything that will even be close to the excellence of this film.
Giant mutated shotgun cock.
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