Overall Rank: 12162
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 18
Theatrical Release Date: 05/23/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/03/2008
Genre: Comedy, Crime
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Noboru Iguchi
Actors: Minase Yashiro, Asami, Kentaro Shimazu, Honoka, Nobuhiro Nishihara, Yûya Ishikawa
Plot: The life of a Japanese schoolgirl is destroyed when her family is killed by the Yakuza. Her arm cut off, she replaces it with various machines-of-death, and seeks to avenge her slain family members. -- GOD_NOtLIKELY
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/28/2008
Delightful over-the-top violent revenge-thriller with, literally, geysers of blood every minute of so. It's like the fight scene in Kill Bill, but without any subtext. The CGI was unneeded, but this was really fun, in a warped way.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/28/2012
The brother of a high school girl is bullied to death by the son of a Yakuza and wreaks her revenge using a prosthetic arm fashioned from a machine gun. Gore can work. The over the top loony tunes violence of Ichi The Killer, the visual invention of Tetsuo and pure slapstick comedy of Evil Dead 2 made for some great films. Unfortunately the kinds of witless goons they inspire tend to concentrate on adolescent fetishism and just use it all as a excuse to dress girls in school uniform and spray fake blood everywhere. Machine Girl is one of those films that would've made a funny trailer in Grindhouse but stretched out for 90 minutes the puerile script, dimwitted dialogue, amateurish direction, terrible performances and rubbish visual effects make it as painful experience for the audience as …
danand82 - wrote on 09/07/2008
I urge everyone to check out the trailer for The Machine Girl. If you don’t laugh, this film is not for you. If you do, prepare to rupture something as, over the course of 90 minutes you will experience: tempura battered forearms, digit-spiced sushi, dismemberment through tripping, A DRILL BRA, ninjas in tracksuits, sapphic arm-wrestling, necrophilic deflowering, bullet flaying, vomiting intestines and gallons and gallons of geysering blood.
Good writing, good performances, good CG and good taste are not The Machine Girls’ forte. What it does have going for it is an abyssal black sense of humour and a penchant for treading the line between the disgusting and the absurd (avoiding, as it does so, the pitfalls of some more extreme Japanese horror offerings). The story, such as it is, …
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