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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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1 April 2006 (USA) 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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Followed by Meatball Machine Kodoku (2017) See more »

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Necroborgs... I'd pay to see even more of the franchise!
13 August 2008 | by blackandwhiteradioSee all my reviews

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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