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Meatball Machine (2005)

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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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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bad to the bone
9 July 2006 | by TheOpinionGuySee all my reviews

"Meatball Machine" has got to be one of the most complex ridiculous, awful and over-exaggerated sci-fi horror films that I have ever came across. It is about good against evil and a coming-of-age tale, with the aim of to entertain with bloody, sleazy and humorous context. Because of that the violence isn't particularly gruesome and it doesn't make you squirm, but the gratuitous bloodletting and nudity does run freely. The performances by Issei Takahashi and Toru Tezuka is the worst i have seen, if that was not enough it is also directed by an unheard of director called Yudai Yamaguchi. This movie just have it all, it is bad to the bone!, A must see for every b-movie freak!!!... Simply: an enjoying and rare gem.


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