The kappa, in Japanese folklore, are water goblins that are closely associated with a certain town in the country. Unfortunately, the area is also home to a militant splinter group of ... See full summary »
Daniel Aguilar Gutiérrez,
Good retro steam punk thriller about a "robot" on the loose
At the end of the second world war the Japanese buried one of their projects to make a super armored soldier. Almost fifty years later it wakes up and begins to kill. Steam punk-esquire scifi action film is a pretty good little time killer. Its very pulpy and grind house like in that its just trying to tell a rip roaring little tale made before computer generated effects (ooo models). I have to be honest since this film was highly touted by the publisher of Asian Cult Cinema in his books on the subject. Back when he was still running Video Search of Miami this was high on my must see list, but for whatever reason I never ordered it. Now that its out in an official US release I've picked it up and found that too many years of waiting for a GREAT film have taken its toll. Its a good one but not a great one. Worth a look as a rental.
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