Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimaru

Starring: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny

Run time: 1:48 

Rant: Before anything, I would like to say this movie has the greatest opening scene in the history of cinema. I will not tell you what it is, you just have to see it for yourself. Incredible. Tokyo Gore Police is widely considered to be up there with Dead Alive, Ichi the Killer and A Cat in the Brain as one of the goriest movies of all time. Is what they say true? Of fucking course. This doesn't just hold it's own against those movies. It may just blow them out of the water. How Ricki-Oh: The Story of Ricky blends gore with martial arts, this movie does the same with gore and action.

Okay, so in the future there's these lunatics called Engineers. When an Engineer is cut or one of their limbs are severed, a weapon will grow out of the wound. Ruka is an Engineer Hunter. She's fucking brutal. Everyone in this goddamn movie is brutal. You can't just kill an Engineer. You have to fucking butcher them. Cut their insides out. Tear their brains apart. It's fucking gross. Remember in Last House on the Left when the lady bites the guy's dick off? Imagine they showed it...

The story is sort of awful. There's twists and turns but it really doesn't matter. Most of the effects are good but some of them seemed rushed. If you're a gore fan you'll have a ton of fun with this movie. It isn't strictly horror, mostly Action/Sci-Fi, almost like the retarded nephew of Blade Runner. It even reminds me a little bit of Robocop, with it's silly fake commercials they play through-out. This could possibly be the goriest awful horror movie of all time.

Fun Fact: The main character of the film Ruka is played by Eihi Shiina. Japanese horror fan sickos will recognize her from Takashi Miike's classic Audition.

             Horror Film: 6
             Entertainment: 9
             Gore: 10
             Overall: 7.7