The Machine Girl
cliché and sometime stereotypical Japanese action movie is directed by
Iguchi which centres around a girl named Ami (Minase Yashiro), the carer
of her younger brother Yu as both their parents committed suicides in
Unfortunately fate intervenes again and Yu is
murdered by Sho, the son of a nefarious Yakuza family who happens to be
a descendant of the legendary ninja Hattori Hanzo.
A turning point has
been reached for Ami and she begins her investigation of her brother’s
death, only to encounter Sho’s father who slices off one of her arms.
Escaping this sadistic killer, she takes refuge with her brother’s best
friends family who was also murdered because of the relationship between
her brother Yu and Takeshi.
Forming a bond with Takeshi’s mother Miki, her husband
creates Ami a machine gun arm and it’s time for girl power to start
kicking some serious ass as both women take the fight to this deadly
Reminiscent of movies such as
Kill Bill, The Machine Girl
is a truly horrific bloodbath that uses black comedy to make light
of the situation, especially the great one-liners by Ami as she delivers
justice with her machine gun arm.
From start to finish, I was captivated
by Ami’s journey as she hunts down the killers of her parents and her brother and
of course Takeshi with swords, martial arts and guns, making this a kick ass and
sexy action movie.
some great video and audio quality which sounds tremendous through Dolby
Digital 5.1, the movie contains some "light" special features from the
making of to the original trailer. Definitely one for fans of this
Making of THE MACHINE GIRL