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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minase Yashiro ... Ami Hyuga
... Miki
Nobuhiro Nishihara ... Sho Kimura
Kentarô Shimazu ... Ryûji Kimura / Kimura gang boss (as Kentaro Shimazu)
Ryôsuke Kawamura ... Yu Hyuga (as Ryousuke Kawamura)
Yûya Ishikawa ... Suguru Sugihara (as Yuya Ishikawa)
Noriko Kijima ... Yoshie
Tsutomu Uchigasaki
Hiroko Yashiki
... Kimura gang member (as Taro Suwa)
Hiroyuki Yoshida
Demo Tanaka ... Kaneko / Kimura gang member
Naohiro Kawamoto
Masaki Inatome
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 family kami (god) of the killers is Hanzo Hattori. Hatori Hanzo was a famous ninja and is often referenced in various fiction and entertainment. See more »

Goofs

It is clearly visible in several scenes throughout the movie that several of the weapons are simply soft, plastic props. For example often when Ami swings her Gatling gun arm, the barrels flex from the motion. See more »

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Spin-off The Hajirai Machine Girl (2009) See more »

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gore and nothing more...
30 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

The acting is terrible, the action is terrible, the story is terrible, the special effects are terrible but the gore is magnificent and that saves the movie completely... This isn't a horror movie that wants to spook you but wants to disgusts you... and oh boy, it really does... I've seen it on BIFFF festival at Brussels and I can assure you everybody loved it... the more bloody disgusting the gore was, the more fun we had... it didn't matter that it looked all fake like hell... and if you were looking for some originality in this movie, you would certainly find it in the gore. :-) So one advice: buy some beer and chips, and see this movie not alone but with some friends... a fun evening assured


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