The Machine Girl

“You people are crazy!”

They say that variety is the spice of life. In a continuing attempt to embrace that variety here with One Movie Each Day, I’ve decided to dedicate each Wednesday review to the stranger side of cinema, the type of movies that I’d never normally watch, but that I’m kind of secretly glad exist. In celebration or in condemnation of the eccentric, the odd, the freaky, the kinky, the ghastly, the freaky, the fearful, and the flaky, I present this the seventh and special vacation installment of Wednesday Weirdness.

The Machine Girl is another contribution from the Japanese gore fest genre that gave us Samurai Princess, but with much better overall production values and writing that actually makes some sense. If all the campy gore were toned down or eliminated this would actually be a pretty decent action/revenge movie. However these positive traits make the over the top blood and gore seem more out of place. Overall, its almost worth seeing, but not quite.

[ The Machine Girl (2008) (Kataude mashin gâru, 片腕マシンガール) – Directed by Noboru Iguchi – Unrated]

OM|ED Rating: Not Worth SeeingWW