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Full Metal gokudô (1997)

An inexperienced gangster is killed alongside his strong, respected boss and awakens to find a mad scientist has given him a new body made partly of his boss and partly of indestructible bionics.

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Takashi Miike

Writers:

Itaru Era (screenplay), Hiroki Yamaguchi (story)
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Credited cast:
Tsuyoshi Ujiki Tsuyoshi Ujiki ... Kensuke Hagane
Tomorô Taguchi ... Genpaku Hiraga
Takeshi Caesar Takeshi Caesar ... Tosa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuki Kitamura ... Matsuba (as Yasushi Kitamura)
Yûichi Minato Yûichi Minato ... (as Yuuichi Minato)
Shôko Nakahara Shôko Nakahara ... Yukari
Momoko Nishida Momoko Nishida ... Naomi
Ren Osugi ... Nakame (as Ren Ôsugi)
Manzô Shinra Manzô Shinra
Kôji Tsukamoto Kôji Tsukamoto ... Junji
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Kensuke Hagane (Tsuyoshi Ujiki) is a beginner in the Yakuza world , he is very fearful and nobody respect him. After the prison release of Tosa (Takeshi Caesar), who is a Yakuza boss and the idol of Hagane, both are killed as a result of a gang problem with Tosa. Both corpses ends in the hands of mad scientific who creates a kind of robot with parts of both corpses. Now Hagane is part machine with some parts of Tosa, he is bullet proof and has an incredible strength. When he escapes from the scientific, he is looking out for revenge with the heart of his boss and idol, literally. Written by eric from Mexico City

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Well what did you expect?
5 July 2004 | by plasticass2000See all my reviews

I'll admit that this work isn't some of the director's best. However, this movie was one of those 'made for video and late nite TV' type movies. And even though my Japanese is very rusty (okay so it's rusted through), I still enjoyed the movie. The gore level is on par with Kill Bill (Quentin Tarantino) and has just about the same amount of plot. If it had a huge soundtrack budget it would be indistinguishable from a Japanese version of Kill Bill. Some of the gore effects are... quite unique. Along with some typical Japanese phallic humor, the movie does manage to hold your attention. Enjoy the movie for what it is, a quick and dirty gore flick with some 'interesting' bloody special effects that would make Quentin Tarantino become nauseous.


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