4 items from 2010
By Ed Sum
Written by Yoshihiro Nishimura.
The horror genre films coming out of Japan are usually breathtakingly imaginative. They can range from delivering genuine chills to just being laughable. But for people seeking the latter, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl hits comedic heights dead-on. The product is entertaining in a weird kind of way, but was that what director Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) intended?
He tries to look into the sub-cultures that often exist within Japanese high schools. But for some viewers, what he tries to do is treading a very fine line of what is considered satire. What he explores in wrist-cutting and Ganguro culture is very questionable. And the humour and low-budget special effects borrows a page from the Evil Dead movies, complete with the enough cheesy performances to either make one cringe or think they're watching a Troma product. »
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Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura/Naoyuki Tomomatsu Review: Tim Irwin Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl is everything you could hope for from a movie with that title, and so much more. It is a fantastic mix of Tokyo ore Police and Postal, the most offensive Japanese movie I've ever seen, and an absolute blast to watch. The opening scene squares off Vampire Girl with a trio of bizarre Japanese schoolgirls who seem to be assembled from a variety of body parts. Vampire Girl soon disassembles them, going so far as to "unwrap" one of their heads, leaving a spinning, bloody skull. There are showers of blood, and it becomes immediately clear that Yoshihiro Nishimura, who did the makeup effects for Tokyo Gore Police and Hard Revenge Milly, was involved with the production. Here Nishimura is co-helming the film with Naoyuki Tomomatsu, who directed Zombie Self-Defense Force. After the initial sequence the film »
Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl
High school student Mizushima receives Valentines Day chocolates from the new student, Monami. Little did he know that the chocolates contained traces of Monami’s vampire blood. He gets infected from eating them and Monami confesses that she wants to live with him forever as vampires. Meanwhile, Mizushima decides that he wants to fully become a vampire with Monami’s help. Keiko, Mizushima’s girl friend, sees the two on the school rooftop kissing and in a state of hysteria, attempts to throw Monami off the roof but falls off herself instead. Keiko dies but her father, Kenji Furano, the mad scientist, resurrects her as Franken girl. Thus begins a deadly combat between Franken Keiko and Vampire Monami in the name of love…
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Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura & Naoyuki Tomomatsu. Review: Adam Wing. From the makers of Tokyo Gore Police, The Machine Girl and Samurai Princess comes the most romantic movie of the year. Probably. Tokyo Gore Police director Yoshihiro Nishimura teams up with Zombie Self-Defence Force director Naoyuki Tomomatsu for cult hit Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl. Based on Uchida Shungiku's manga, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl stars Yukie Kawamura (Carved 2) and Eri Otoguro (OneChanbara: The Movie), with support from Takumi Saitoh, Eihi Shiina and J-horror director Takashi Shimizu. choolgirl Monami (Yukie Kawamura), complete with fetching school uniform, is in love with classmate Mizushima (Takumi Saitoh), unfortunately he already has a hot Japanese girlfriend called Keiko (Eri Otoguro). It’s Japanese tradition for girls to give boys chocolate on Valentines Day and Monami is no exception, apart from the whole sexy vampire schoolgirl thing of course. She laces her chocolate in order to infect Mizushima with vampire blood, »
4 items from 2010
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