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The War Of The Geisha Begins

The trailer for RoboGeisha has been doing the internet rounds over the last few days, and rightly so. Director Noboru Iguchi brought The Hajirai Machine Girl to screens in 2008, a film I’ve been meaning to see. Perhaps more interesting is the fact that RoboGeisha‘s visual effects come from special effects director Yoshihiro Nishimura, also responsible for the deliciously violent Tokyo Gore Police.

Japanese cinema has a much more disturbing view on dismemberment and body modification than Hollywood usually dares to tread, and some auteurs will be familiar with the invasive organic-machine imagery of Tetsuo: The Iron Man (how many families bought their kids that DVD last Christmas thinking they were getting a Marvel comic-book movie.)

But RoboGeisha, as you can see from the trailer below, fulfils some other ridiculous criteria that many of us that were kids in the 1990s will remember: namely Power Rangers (in all its incarnations.) Take a look at the trailer below and don’t act like that it doesn’t bring back Megazord-fight memories. But consider yourself warned: there’s gore galore, and it’s not for the faint-of-heart.

And just to complete the wackiness, check out Tokyo Gore Police below behind the cut.

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  1. ken
    January 12, 2010 at 3:57 AM

    there’s now a TV show on Japanese TV by director Noboru Iguchi called The Ancient Dogoo Girl
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/the-ancient-dogoo-girl-tv-show-stars-erika-yazawa/

  2. paul
    July 30, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    if you liked Tokyo Gore Police, you gotta watch the new film by Yoshiro Nishimura – Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl
    http://japansugoi.com/wordpress/vampire-girl-vs-frankenstein-girl-stars-yukie-kawamura/

  3. Hedgie
    July 6, 2009 at 2:01 AM

    See, with TGP and Hakirai Machine Girl etc, I have never found them particularly disturbing (nor to be honest have I found them that entertaining) because the gore simply looks so incredibly fake. The tower monster robot in RoboGeisha smashing up buildings only for blood to spray – SPRAY – like a water fountain, upwards from a building of pricks and mortar. The clip at the end of the TGP trailer with the person with blood literally spewing from the face of a victim. No. Just no, there is no possible way for a person’s blood pressure to be high enough for blood to spray from a cut to the face. It just doesn’t happen and I like my violence and my gore a lot more visceral than this.

    To me, visceral equates realistic. There are some cool things about them but I’ve never really been into the pan-asian horror films, I’ll be honest. I don’t mind the psychological JP stuff but even then a lot gets lost in translation and unless you are 100% familiar with all aspects of Japanese culture you will miss fairly significant plot threads.

    Tetsuo: TIM however, I consider to be truly horrific.

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