Royale Revenge

Posted in Film
By Sam Bathe on 4 Jul 2008

If you’re looking for a new chef, Ami Hyuga might not be at the top of your list. Full marks for imagination, but serving up human finger sushi probably won’t cut it at even the most exotic of restaurants. Taking the lead in the latest gore-heavy movie from Japan, The Machine Girl, Ami is on the look out for revenge after the son of a Yakuza boss kills her brother, and then turns her arm into tempura. Even the Terminator couldn’t cope with searing hot oil, and after the Yakuza toy with the idea of feasting on her limb, she escapes to the home of two kind mechanics.

Mixing the outright gore of Ichi the Killer, the creative violence of Battle Royale and Planet Terror’s gun totting machinery, Ami’s lost arm is replaced by a variety of killing machines as she seeks retribution against those who have caused her family so much trouble.

Released direct-to-video in America, The Machine Girl hits cinemas in Japan on August 2nd with talks currently in place for European distribution. The Machine Girl is certainly no masterpiece, but it’s all set to take the cult scene by storm, or you too could end up like this……and it hurts, trust us.

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