Sunday, April 3, 2011

RoboGeisha (2009)

Japanese exploitation cinema hits outrageous new heights in ROBOGEISHA, from the makers of THE MACHINE GIRL and TOKYO GORE POLICE! Young Yoshie always aspired to be a beautiful geisha like her sister, but fierce sibling rivalry had kept her from her dreams. Now, the seedy Kageno Steel corporation looks to enlist each of them into their underground organization of trained geisha assassins that they plan to transform into murderous robots in a plot to destroy their enemies! Despite the absurd premise and off-the-wall action, ROBOGEISHA puts a surprising amount of focus on its story rather than simply pasting a bunch of ultra-violent gore sequences together without a cohesive plot. On top of that, it also offers some intelligent scripting intermingled with the camp ridiculousness for an even blend of high and low brow humor. That is especially hard to say when the film features robot geisha assassins that shoot shurikens from their asses and kill with blades that are concealed in their armpits! Noboru Iguchi is also sure to pack in tons of his trademarked splatter effects, which together with everything else makes this another highly entertaining and bloody cult comedy.

Rating: 7/10.
Gore: 7/10.

If you liked ROBOGEISHA, check out: THE MACHINE GIRL, VAMPIRE GIRL VS FRANKENSTEIN GIRL, TOKYO GORE POLICE.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds ridiculously bizarre. Speaking of which, I was browsing Netflix the other day and I saw a movie called Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl. Have you seen it and if you have, is it any good?

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  2. I saw RoboGeisha listed as a new Netflix movie and checked it out on IMDB. I was introduced to a new term: Gynoid. Apparently a chick android. Does learning never cease?

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  3. the title alone makes me want to see it!

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  4. 'VGvsFG' is quite good. It's goofy as all hell, but it's easily recommended if you like either 'Tokyo Gore Police' or 'Machine Girl.'

    This movie rocks too. It's so silly and ridiculous that I didn't even want to spoil it on my page, so I did a Review in Pictures for it.

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  5. I love those movies....I don't normally love gore. But those I just love. Definitely have them in my collection, will watch them as many times as husband will stand it :D

    Cheers!

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  6. I thought VAMPIRE GIRL VS FRANKENSTEIN GIRL went too far over the edge with some of the bizarre action and humor, so I didnt like it as much, but it is still worth checking out. I preferred ROBOGEISHA much more! I dont even remember hearing Gynoid in the film itself Fred lol..

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  7. 'VGvsFG' is a bit much at time, but I still dug it. It's not for everyone, although none of these films really are.

    Honestly, the mix of gore and humor is different in each film. This one is more on the humor- even using the gore as humor on one major occasion- while 'TGP' and the film mentioned above focus more on the other.

    I, of course, love them all.

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  8. If I ever had to encapsulate Mondo Bizarro in a series of square images in the form of a banner, ROBOGEISHA would totally be on it!

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