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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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Taglines:

Schoolgirls, Drill bras, Ninjas, One big machine gun! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Near the end, after "Miki" has attached the chainsaw to her missing right foot and screams "Ami!!...Don't give up!!!," she appears to collapse and die. Ami later finds her "dead", however if you look closely, as Ami closes Miki's eyelids, you can plainly see Miki's heartbeat visibly thumping in her jugular at her throat. See more »

Connections

Featured in 30 Rock: Goodbye, My Friend (2009) See more »

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Bloody, Gory But Still Pure Escapist Fun
1 February 2009 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This film is filled with violence and gore, severed heads and limbs. So, why am I recommending it? Its fun to watch despite all that. The core of the plot is good. Ami, played by the pretty Minase Yashiro, avenges the murder of her younger brother Yu at the hands of a group of sadistic young people who are part of the Kimora clan. Ami's arm is hacked off in her first attempt to kill the son who caused Yu's death, but she manages to escape and is taken in by Miki, whose son Takeshi was also killed by the gang with Yu. It is Takeshi's mother Miki who goes along with Ami on this mission. If you don't like blood and gore, you can't watch this film. I normally do not like it, but this movie moves along at a good pace and Minase Yashiro actually does a good job as Ami. So, if you can handle buckets of blood, I think you'll enjoy it.


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