We all know the obvious: Female Ninjas Kick ASS!
I have posted before about one of the WILDEST film genres today: Japanese exploitation movies, known in Japan as:
Get to know this name, it will never let you down!
This unique form of japanese exploitation movie looks closely at the various aspects of the country’s culture, especially its treatment of young women. Therefore, many of the films deal with school girls who are abused, and the movies document their ultimate revenge against the men who abused them…and yes, in some cases it involves specially mutated body parts that turn these young women into robotic killers!
As I said, this genre of film is really CRAZY: lots of over the top action, bloodshed, and more action! Let’s get started!
Mutant Girls Squad!
Talk about a kick ass groups of girls!
Action, comedy and splatter: times three! For the first time ever, Japanese cult filmmakers Noboru Iguchi (Robo-Geisha, The Machine Girl), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl) and Tak Sakaguchi (Death Trance, Versus, Yoroi: Samurai Zombie) have joined forces to bring you three times the heart-pounding action, three times the jaw-dropping comedy and three times the head-exploding splatter of your average action / horror / comedy film!
Just watch the trailer – and you will understand!
So you get the idea: “Mutant Girls Squad” is an outrageously bloody, violent, and hilarious take on gender warfare! It’s just one of the long list of classic “j=sploitation” movies available now! Here are a few more of the outrageous films coming to us from Japan’s twisted Horror masters!
More Iconic “J-Sploitation!” It’s “Tokyo Gore Police!”
I call this the “Citizen Kane” of J-sploitation…”Tokyo Gore Police” has to be seen to be believed!
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 in and of itself. “Tokyo Gore Police” was shot and completed in just two weeks, but you’d never know by the insane level of special effects work done…
Also, look at some of the creatures that Nishimura created, using the plot line that humans can transform any injury into a weapon…and they transform in amazingly disturbing ways in the film…
The film’s most iconic, and disturbing image involves one such radical transformation….
Yes, this is disturbing…But as I explained in the film’s description, “Tokyo Gore Police” is more than just bloodshed and unsettling creatures…the film tackles social issues like “cutting”, an epidemic in Japan…
And as I said, the imagery is so over-the-top that the scenes are more fascinating than revolting, and the film has a storyline that never slows down for a second:
Here are some of the other films I have talked about in the past – such as this classic!
“Zombie Ass: Toilet Of The Dead!”
Yes, the movie lives up to its title! Here is the trailer:
“We are going to flush you! The most crap-tastic zombie movie ever to emerge from Japan’s cinema sewer is finally upon us, and it’s from the twisted mind of cinematic madman and legendary ass-fetishist Noboru Iguchi, creator of THE MACHINE GIRL, ROBO-GEISHA and KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR!”
The terrific Japanese Director Iguchi has created a splatter comedy guaranteed to warm the bowels of those with the stomach for it… while more sensitive viewers may want to plug their noses and flee in disgust!
Wracked with guilt over the suicide of her sister Ai, who was tormented by high school bullies, pretty young karate student Megumi accompanies a group of older friends on a trip into the woods.
Things start to go badly when Maki finds a parasitical worm inside a fish they catch – and wolfs it down alive, in the hope that it’ll help keep her skinny! And then… zombies!
The group is attacked by a crowd of poop-covered undead who emerge from an outhouse toilet, and seek refuge at the home of strange Dr. Tanaka and his daughter Sachi. But unbeknownst to them, Tanaka has been conducting experiments on the parasites – and the zombies! – and has another fate in mind for the five strangers from the city.
So much drama! So much violence! So MANY Zombies! And the question on everyone’s mind is this: What’s the connection between the parasites and the undead?
The Liberating Power Of Farts!
This is what makes J-sploitation so unique – this plot asks the question: can Megumi’s karate alone help them escape, or will she have to rely on the liberating power of farts to save the day?
Now, time to celebrate Hollywood’s classic monsters – done in a unique “j-sploitation” style!
Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl
The deranged genius behind “Tokyo Gore Police” is back with a chilling new flick that’s re-writing the hallowed history of the horror genre. “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl” is the terrifying story of two classic monsters re-imagined as super hot – and extremely lethal – Japanese school girls.
Gore reigns supreme in this “blood-cake cavalcade of carnage” – which was chosen as the winner of the Audience Award at the 2009 NY Asian Film Festival.
Fan boys and movie blogs are already buzzing over this bloodbath du jour, and aficionados of psychedelic blood-filled chocolates, mad scientist principals, sumo wrestlers from hell, and sex-crazed school nurses are guaranteed to lose their heads over this old school splatter-fest.
This film isn’t quite as cohesive to me as some of the others, but once again you see a Director who is going to throw everything he has into making this an over-the-top gore fest, and for that you should be thankful.
Here’s another example of the “j-sploitation” trend to focus on school girls:
Attack Girls Swim Team Vs. The Undead – AKA “The Girls Rebel Force of Competitive Swimmers”.
How can you argue with a movie with this title!
Here is the plot: Aki is a student with a troubled past. She was kept prisoner and abused by an enigmatic professor and trained to be an assassin. She had just transferred to a school at the worst possible time. There’s a mysterious virus in the school and students and teachers are being rounded up to receive a vaccine to counter the virus. However, the very same vaccine supposed to protect them from infection is actually a drug that turns everyone to flesh-eating zombies!
You will see more nudity in this movie than in most of the others, as well as plenty of bloodshed. Who could ask for more?
Time to get out of the pool and back into action!
The Machine Girl.
Ami is a typical college girl. She’s bright, friendly, popular and athletic, with nothing to set her apart from other girls her age other than the fact that she is an orphan, left to care for her younger brother after her father committed suicide after being falsely accused of murder. Ami’s brother has racked up a considerable debt to another boy at school, and that boy just happens to be the heir to a clan of vicious ninja-yakuza. Ami’s brother can’t pay, violence breaks out and in the course of trying to avenge her brother, Ami is captured by the clan. They torture her and hack her arm right off.
Ami escapes, barely alive, and is taken in by the owners of a machine shop who build her a customized, bullet-spewing arm. From that point, the quest for revenge is on in earnest.
Don’t worry, “The Machine Girl” delivers on every single thing you want: bloodshed, exploitation, and REVENGE!
As you can now see, these films begin and end in a similar way: young Japanese women are treated horribly by men, and they find a way, usually with scientific modifications, to exact revenge…bloody bloody revenge! Since there isn’t a single guy in these films worth rooting for, you can’t wait for the next act of revenge to occur, and trust me, they occur PLENTY.
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