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Full-throttle splatter-ific Japanese cyberpunk science fiction/horror at its most aggressive, this mind-blower about alien parasites that turn their human hosts into slave "Necroborgs" will leave you dizzy and drained - in a good way. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Issei Takahashi ... Yôji
Aoba Kawai ... Sachiko
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenichi Kawasaki ... Tanaka
Shôichirô Masumoto
Shôjirô Suzuki
Toru Tezuka (as Tôru Tezuka)
Ayano Yamamoto

Directed by
Yudai Yamaguchi 
Jun'ichi Yamamoto 
 
Writing credits
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Jun'ya Katô  screenplay (as Jun'ya Katô)
Yudai Yamaguchi  story
Yukihiko Yamaguchi  story
Jun'ichi Yamamoto  idea

Produced by
Yukihiko Yamaguchi .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Shinji Kugimiya 
Shu G. Momose  (as Shuji Momose)
 
Makeup Department
Taiga Ishino .... special makeup effects artist
Maki Mizui .... special makeup effects assistant (as Sayako Nakoshi)
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Art Department
Keita Amemiya .... character designer
 
Special Effects by
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... moldmaker
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special effects
 
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Isao Karasawa .... action director
Tak Sakaguchi .... action director (as Taku Sakaguchi)
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles
 

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Also Known As:
"Fundoshi Corps 1" - International (English title) (series title)
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90 min
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Meatball Machine became the international breakthrough movie of Yoshihiro Nishimura's career, as a result of the extensive coverage his special make-up effects work on it received from then-independent movie news website Twitch, beginning over a month before its premiere at the now-defunct Tokyo International Fantastic Film Festival.See more »
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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Essence of another reality, 21 August 2011
Author: Moustafa_Q from United Arab Emirates

At first view, a horror, At the second- story about basic instincts and about the small difference between human and beast. In fact, film about vanity, illusion and reality's ambiguous limit. In essence, a religious movie.

The values of Yôjis life are few, mediocre, ordinaries. Nothing very important, nothing special. Powerful taste of job, impressions, and memories of show. He is only shadow of a gray existence, boring and strong. Like many of us. His life's image is the image inside the car. The old lady is a spectator. The sentiments or the passion are not important. So, the punishment is a good solution to end a stupid dream of chimeric glory.

Yôji is, in same time, victim and master. His innocence is charming, his expectation - brave. For him the life has a precious sense and the rules are essence of life. A little man with decent desires. Ordinary people, sensitive and good.

The film is picture of an impact. The impact between two worlds, very different, cruels in special way, the only common element is the form and value of sin.

"Meatball Machine" presents the heart of world. The heart without glamor, lights, masks or shining skin. Without beautiful illusion and subtle gestures. It is not the wild life or new Lord of the Flies. It is not slice of community's madness. It is only essence of another reality. The reality of cruel gods and perfect faith.

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