Language - Japanese with English Subtitles or English [Dubbed]
Genre - Action/Horror
Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 109 minutes
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
Written by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Kengo Kaji, and Sayako Nakoshi
Eihi Shiina (whom you will immediately recognize from Audition - she is also in Kitamura's Sky High)
Itsuji Itao (Death Note)
Shun Sugata (Kitamura's Alive, Kill Bill, Ichi the Killer, Kairo/"Pulse", and The Last Samurai)
Rating: 3 Skulls
When a crazed scientist called Key Man develops a virus that causes humans to mutate, samurai, sword-wielding cop Ruka is called in to annihilate the unnatural creatures.
Can Ruka wipe out the mutations and stop Key Man before the virus takes over humanity?
Little does Ruka know, though, that the slaying of her father years before means that she shares a hidden bond with her nemesis.
The film starts off in a futuristic Japanese utopian society, where the police force is a corporation. At the very beginning of the film, the police are attempting to take out a chainsaw wielding maniac, when Ruka [who we find out is an "engineer hunter"] shows up. All of the action is taking place, high up in an abandoned building, so what does Ruka do? She takes a bazooka and places it, barrel-down against the ground, so that when she fires it, the force launches her up into the building. . . I kid you not - this is the type of insane, crazy action that fills this film! :-)
The film has excess amounts of arterial blood-spray [just wait till you see what Ruka does to a guy who grabs her butt!] and over-the-top gore! [If you enjoyed The Machine Girl, then you should have no problem with this film!]
There are also bizarre commercials interspersed throughout the film [think Robocop & Starship Troopers] These commercials however are out there! [for instance, there is one for stylish "wrist-cutters" that come in three different colors, and another one for remote control - think Wii - execution!]
What really sets this film apart though, are the "mutants"! I was tempted to plug in a bunch of pictures, though I decided it is best for you just to see for yourself. . . Just to give you an idea though, there is a girl with a penis for a nose - a snail girl - a woman with a crocodile mouth where her vagina should be - and a man whose penis is lopped off, and in it's place grows an enormous shotgun penis. . . I am not joking! [oh yeah, there is also a woman whose breasts squirt out acid!]
This is one warped film! [definitely not for the squeamish!]
Here's the insane trailer:
Also, during the end credits, the film states: more gore coming soon [in case this excites anyone] :-)