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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.

Director:

Noboru Iguchi

Writer:

Noboru Iguchi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minase Yashiro Minase Yashiro ... Ami Hyuga
Asami ... Miki
Nobuhiro Nishihara Nobuhiro Nishihara ... Sho Kimura
Kentarô Shimazu Kentarô Shimazu ... Ryûji Kimura / Kimura gang boss (as Kentaro Shimazu)
Ryôsuke Kawamura Ryôsuke Kawamura ... Yu Hyuga (as Ryousuke Kawamura)
Yûya Ishikawa Yûya Ishikawa ... Suguru Sugihara (as Yuya Ishikawa)
Noriko Kijima Noriko Kijima ... Yoshie
Tsutomu Uchigasaki Tsutomu Uchigasaki
Hiroko Yashiki Hiroko Yashiki
Tarô Suwa ... Kimura gang member (as Taro Suwa)
Hiroyuki Yoshida Hiroyuki Yoshida
Demo Tanaka Demo Tanaka ... Kaneko / Kimura gang member
Naohiro Kawamoto Naohiro Kawamoto
Masaki Inatome Masaki Inatome
Hitoshi Fukushima 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 Machine Girl - One Armed Ballistic Assault Heroine See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Machine Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fever Dreams, Nikkatsu See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the Machine Girl confronts a group of guys in the beginning, she lunges into the air with her arms spread wide, where you can clearly see that they are both intact. Shortly after landing on the ground she shows that her left arm is actually missing and what remains is a nub. See more »

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Referenced in Caddicarus: The Worst Game Ever Made (2014) See more »

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Met the Hype and Beat It To Death
3 September 2008 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Ami Hyuga (Minase Yashiro) lives a normal life... until her brother is killed by the Yakuza and some red-suited ninjas. Then she seeks revenge! Not strong enough, she is captured and tortured, losing her arm in the process. Again, she seeks revenge... this time with the help of a mechanic, his wife and her new Gatling gun arm. The ultimate in vengeance cinema.

The poster for this film makes the claim that this is the sort of film Quentin Tarantino wishes he could make. That comparison is about as dead-on as one could be, as the similarities between "Machine Girl" and "Kill Bill" are overwhelming. Woman getting revenge against a crime syndicate... fountains of spraying blood (more here than in "Bill") and even a Hattori Hanzo sword. Fans of "Bill" should be all over this like Homer Simpson on a doughnut.

Swords, chainsaws... throwing stars... the works. Blood, blood and more geysers of blood. Sadly, some of the film is computer-generated (pretty much the majority of the violence), but it didn't take away from the film as much as I thought it might. One enemy losing his face, another getting his head chopped (half) off... could have been done traditionally, but I don't think this was outrageously bad.

This film is a rush... cheer it on, soak in the violence, drink plenty of Scotch. I don't know what to say... it's just so much action, dark humor... it's like a cross between "Kill Bill" and "Battle Royale", though I wouldn't put it quite on "Royale"'s level... finding this film was a great stroke of luck, and you ought to hunt for it, too.


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