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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
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Directed by
Yudai Yamaguchi 
Jun'ichi Yamamoto 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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Additional Details

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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Necroborgs... I'd pay to see even more of the franchise!, 13 August 2008
Author: blackandwhiteradio from Australia

For fans of Troma or the Cyberpunk genre mixed with a little blood shed then this film for you! There is a good amount of blood shed within the confines of this film, also the effects can be impressionable and awesome. The plot is ridiculous and refreshing, not being chained down to what we as audiences are expectant of from films these days.

Also notable are the little aliens, who I found cute. All in all, it's a good film for fans of the genre. Also recommended are films such as Tetsuo:The Iron Man and Versus for that weird Japanese film approach, filled with wonderful obscurity and bloodshed. Of course, seeing this film you should already have knowledge of the two.

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