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Meatball Machine (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 April 2006 (USA)
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.

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Jun'ya Katô (screenplay) (as Jun'ya Katô), Yudai Yamaguchi (story) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Issey Takahashi ... Yôji (as Issei Takahashi)
Aoba Kawai Aoba Kawai ... Sachiko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenichi Kawasaki Kenichi Kawasaki ... Tanaka
Shôichirô Masumoto Shôichirô Masumoto
Shôjirô Suzuki Shôjirô Suzuki
Tôru Tezuka Tôru Tezuka
Ayano Yamamoto Ayano Yamamoto
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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.

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Japanese

Release Date:

1 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Fundoshi Corps 1 See more »

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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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Spin-off Meatball Machine: Reject of Death (2007) See more »

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Painful piece of trash
6 November 2017 | by samulikalaojaSee all my reviews

I love bad movies and from the title alone I was waiting for a great bad movie but this is just boring pile of trash. Special effects remind me of GWAR's cheap ass movies from 90's but even those are at least somewhat fun.

All the acting is horrible and the creepy romance between two main characters is one of the worst things in this picture.

This movie is like The Amazing Bulk. It's funny for first few minutes but after that you just want it to end, but it just keeps on going.

I would give this movie 1/10 but it gets one point from the child murder scene. Don't watch this movie.


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