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Machine Girl

A movie directed by Noboru Iguchi

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Girl with a half arm, attaches a gattling gun to her stump and goes ballistic.

  • Jun 5, 2009
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My guess is that  Noboru Iguchi, the director of Machine Girl, has been keeping a journal of the most creative and disgusting ways to separate a person from his various body parts. He sits down in a dark room under a low-watt light bulb, and with each entry he throws his head back and cackles. His parents can hear him from upstairs and they wonder...

He emerges weeks later with The Machine Girl.  He pushes a red button, and his minions come cowering into the room. He pitches the idea, and they nod fervently, drooling with approval. Iguchi then orders them away and to come back with a plot synopsis. They scurry off.

One of them comes back with this: "Ami is a tough but otherwise average high school girl, trying to lead a normal life. Her world comes crashing down when her brother and his friend are killed by ruthless bullies."

Iguchi slams his hand on the table, unsheathes a sword that we weren't aware of until now, and then separates the fool's head from his shoulders. The other minion recoil in fear. Iguchi demands a new synopsis.

I, yes I, emerge. With this: "Girl with a half arm, attaches a Gatling gun to her stump and goes ballistic on a gang lord family. Cough syrup squirts from every human orifice."

Iguchi raises his sword, but I have already ran off. I did not stick around to see him lick the goulash residue from his sword, smiling in approval. "Exceeellleent" he sez with a demonic grin.

Unfortunately, my synopsis didn't test well with the focus groups or the distributors, and so they defaulted to the first one.

But trust me, friends, my synopsis sums up what you'll see in Machine Girl.

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review by . February 07, 2009
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MACHINE GIRL (aka. One-Armed Machine Girl) is an over-the-top, campy, ultra-violent action film by Iguchi Noboru (Sukeban Boy). The film is definitely NOT for everyone but will appeal to fans of Japanese cult films with a touch of dark comedy and unrealistic ultra-bloody violence made popular by Ichi the Killer and even Tarantino's magnificent "Kill Bill". Folks will either applaud or be repulsed by this film's execution, but it is a wickedly twisted, darkly-toned entertainment that knows …
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The Machine Girl is a 2008 Japanese action film written and directed by Noboru Iguchi with special effects by Yoshihiro Nishimura (who went on to direct Tokyo Gore Police). The film stars Minase Yashiro in the lead role as Ami, Asami in the role of Miki, Kentarō Shimazu as the yakuza leader Ryūgi Kimura and Honoka as his wife, Mrs. Kimura. It is about a young Japanese schoolgirl whose life is destroyed when her brother is killed by a the son of a Ninja-Yakuza clan. When her hand is cut off, she replaces it with a machine gun and seeks revenge.

It has developed a cult following in America.

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Director: Noboru Iguchi
Release Date: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
DVD Release Date: June 03, 2008
Runtime: 1hr 36min
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