Film: The Machine Girl ****
Running time: 97 mins
Director: Noburu Iguchi
Starring: Minase Yashiro, Asami, Kentarô Shimazu
Studio: Cine Asia
"What would you do if your little brother got bullied for money? What if he couldn't pay enough, so violence breaks out, and he gets murdered? You get mad first, then even, right? Well, what if the bully was the son of a crazy Yakuza crime boss, and he'd just hacked off your left arm as a reminder not to screw with them?
By imbuing the proceedings with an abundance of creatively juicy havoc - some of it fantastically disgusting - including human tempuras, nail-gunned faces, finger sushi, exploding torsos, countless decapitations and girl on girl action with the legendary drill bra - Noburo Iguchi's The Machine Girl makes you wonder how far somebody's imagination can take you, then shows you in all its relentlessly savage violence. More engaging then most splatter-fests, if you haven't already, you really need to witness this hilariously distasteful, gory masterpiece."