Back in July, we had a look at the first trailer for Noboru Iguchi’s RoboGeisha, Japanese exploitation cinema at its finest, with all manner of grindhouse and anime influence, along with some Power Rangers references (and shrimp, if you looked hard enough.)
Courtesy of Iguchi’s own blog comes the second trailer, giving a better look at the film’s storyline…if you can understand the Japanese. And if you can’t, just bask in the glow of the glorious bullet-time and ultra-delightful J-Pop. If even that doesn’t satisfy, just watch the trailer to the end. And don’t say you’re not impressed by a sword-weilding torso, because we’ll all know you’re lying.
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. Read more…