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Samurai Princess (2009)

Samurai purinsesu: Gedô-hime (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Horror | 20 June 2009 (USA)
AS group of young schoolgirls walking through the woods is attacked and raped by a gang of thugs. Only one of the girls survives, but is badly injured. She is found by a scientist who takes... See full summary »

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Kengo Kaji

Writers:

Sôtarô Hayashi (screenplay), Kengo Kaji (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aino Kishi Aino Kishi ... Gedôhime / Samurai Princess
Dai Mizuno Dai Mizuno ... Gekko
Asuka Kataoka Asuka Kataoka ... Renjyo
Mao Shiina Mao Shiina ... Mikaduki
Miki Hirase Miki Hirase ... Mangetsu
Sarasa Tani Sarasa Tani ... Ruri
Yû Aiba Yû Aiba ... Himawari
Yukari Tateishi Yukari Tateishi ... Kogiku
Rui Nanase Rui Nanase ... Koume
Omu Taketomi Omu Taketomi ... Samo
Hiroyuki Kajima Hiroyuki Kajima ... Kujira
Yohji Kintoh Yohji Kintoh
Lupin Lupin
Atsushi Yamaguchi Atsushi Yamaguchi
Nobuhiko Haga Nobuhiko Haga
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AS group of young schoolgirls walking through the woods is attacked and raped by a gang of thugs. Only one of the girls survives, but is badly injured. She is found by a scientist who takes her back to his lab, gives her a new robotic body and a female monk gives her magical powers. They send her out to take revenge on her attackers, but as it turns out he has an ulterior motive for his actions. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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New Samurai Is Born

Genres:

Action | Horror

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gaijinsploitation 2 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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No princesses and no samurai, just a lot of insanity.
22 May 2011 | by lewiskendellSee all my reviews

I'm unashamedly fond of this genre of over-the-top, ultra-gory, and often hilarious Japanese movies. When done right, they're endlessly entertaining. Samurai Princess is not one of the finer examples that I've seen. 

The story is a revenge tale about a girl who becomes a Mecha (super-powered humans modified with the body parts and souls of the dead). She's searching for a group of men and two other Mechas who are responsible for the assault and dismemberment of a group of her friends. The plot is not presented in such a straightforward way, though, and there's a revolving door of random characters that pop up spout some back-story, get in a fight or two, and then die or disappear. 

The action scenes are weak, the attempts at humor come off as just weird, and not much of anything really makes sense. Samurai Princess is definitely a low-budget affair, with most of the money seemingly going renting the various warehouses it was filmed in. 

The only real entertainment to be found is from wondering what inexplicable thing is going to happen next. Watch if for that, or don't bother with it, at all. 

9/10 on the WTF scale, 4/10 as a movie. 

And please don't ask what the title has to do with the actual movie, because I've yet to figure that out. 


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