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The Machine Girl (2008)

Kataude mashin gâru (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 23 May 2008 (USA)
Maimed while seeking revenge, a girl becomes stronger than ever.

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Minase Yashiro ...
Ami Hyuga
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Miki
Nobuhiro Nishihara ...
Sho Kimura
Kentarô Shimazu ...
Ryûji Kimura / Kimura gang boss (as Kentaro Shimazu)
Ryôsuke Kawamura ...
Yu Hyuga (as Ryousuke Kawamura)
Yûya Ishikawa ...
Suguru Sugihara (as Yuya Ishikawa)
Noriko Kijima ...
Yoshie
Tsutomu Uchigasaki
Hiroko Yashiki
Tarô Suwa ...
Kimura gang member (as Taro Suwa)
Hiroyuki Yoshida
Demo Tanaka ...
Kaneko / Kimura gang member
Naohiro Kawamoto
Masaki Inatome
Hitoshi Fukushima
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Storyline

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. But while there is tragedy in their past, the siblings' future looks good, except for one thing. 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. Written by Todd Brown for Fantasia Film Festival

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The voice cast for the English language dubbed version, uncredited in the film, but credited on the DVD is: Brina Palencia (as Ami), Robby Sharpe (as Hiroshi), Brandon Potter (as Kaneko), Wayne Grayson (as .Kitamura), Bella Hudson (as.Masako), Evelyn Lanto (as.Miki), Jason Griffith (as Ryota / Various), Charles Bunting (as Ryuji), Tom Wayland (as Shinsuke / Teppei / Yakuza), Christopher Kromer (as Sho), David Wills (as Suguano), Kevin Collins (as Suguru), Dara Seitzman (as Sumire), Herb Lawrence (as Sushi Chef), Drew Aaron (as Takeshi / Teppei), Stephanie Sheh (as Yoshie), Michael Sinterniklaas (as Yu), Christina Shipp (as Yumiko / Old Lady), Dan Green (as Yusume). See more »

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At the showdown, the scene starts with Sho hiding behind three students who are tied together. When his mother is electrified, he then steps through the three, one of them visibly stepping apart from the other two. See more »

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Forget Your Stupid Superheros, THIS Movie Should Be Playing On 3000 Screens!
31 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After her brother is murdered by a ninja-yakuza clan, a teenage girl seeks vengeance with her gatling gun. First and foremost, this movie has enough blood spray to fill Lake Erie. The death scenes are numerous, highly inventive, and extremely entertaining. The pacing is just about perfect, with the action scenes positioned within the running time in such a way that avoids any dullness. One surprising positive is the camera-work, which shows blood sprays for incredibly long periods of time. This is definitely a movie that soaks itself in excess. The story itself plays out rather seriously, but the black humor is laid on thick during the fights, so some laugh-out-loud moments are almost guaranteed along the way. This is a very satisfying action gore-fest because of its impressively long finale.

I've already heard some artsy snobs complaining about this movie in terms of character development. I'm just wondering why these tards even decided to watch this movie to begin with. They should have known exactly what they were going to get. You don't see the name Tsai Ming-liang on the DVD case, do you?

This really was my summer blockbuster popcorn flick of 2008. Everyone else can have their little CGI prairie dogs, animated monkeys, and space aliens. You can have your superheros, sequels, and remakes (can Hollywood think of anything new?). The fact remains that THIS movie should be playing on 3,000 screens! That will never happen in the USA though with it's dumb-as-dirt moviegoers who flock like sheep to see the most derivative tripe dished out by those Californian bloodsuckers. Do you people have ANY standards whatsoever?

On a positive note, that's another success this year in terms of my most highly anticipated films. "Chocolate" (a Thai action flick), "The Machine Girl", and "Tokyo Gore Police were all insanely entertaining. And maybe "High School Girl Rika: Zombie Hunter" can round out a great 2008 for Japanese Horror.

You don't get great stuff like this out of the States. Man, is there any reason to watch American movies anymore?


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