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Japan | 2017 | 100 minutes | Yoshihiro Nishimura

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If you only see one utterly insane, blood-and- guts-soaked, action-packed Japanese cyberpunk comedy this year, make it the newest from Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), in which the villainous Necro-borg turn unsuspecting humans into hyperviolent killing machines.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

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Yoshihiro Nishimura, director of some of the most bonkers action films of all time—including Tokyo Gore Police and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl—returns with a new hyperviolent, blood-drenched riot. When the villainous alien Necroborg arrive in Japan, they turn everyday humans into half-robot killing machines, and it's up to a nebbish debt collector, whose deadly cancer cells somehow keep the creatures from taking him over completely, to save the world and win the girl. Along the way, blood will be spilled (four tons of fake blood, according to the director), limbs will fly, and nipple guns will be fired with maniacal glee. In addition to directing, Nishimura is a renowned master of special effects whose credits include 2005's original Meatball Machine (of which this is essentially a remake), and his creations add a deranged hallucinatory brilliance to the proceedings that is manna for fans of Tetsuo: The Iron Man or the more gonzo films of Takashi Miike and Sion Sono. If you only see one utterly insane, blood-and-guts-soaked, action-packed Japanese cyberpunk comedy this year―well, this is probably the only one, so just see it already.

Director Biography

Yoshihiro Nishimura was born on April 1, 1967 in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. He is a Japanese film director, special effects and makeup effects artist, and a screenwriter who has worked predominantly in the horror genre.

Sponsored by Scarecrow Video, The Japan Foundation - Los Angeles, Japan Studies Program UW, The Stranger

  • Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura
  • Principal Cast: Yoji Tanaka, Yurisa, Takumi Saito
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Producer: Yudai Yamaguchi, Yukihiko Yamaguchi
  • Screenplay: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Sakichi Satô
  • Cinematographers: Keizô Szuki
  • Editors: Yoshihiro Nishimura
  • Music: Takashi Nakagawa
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: The Ninja War of Torakage (2014); Gekijo-ban: Harapeko Yamagami-kun (2012); Helldriver (2010); Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: TBA
  • International Sales: King Record Co., Ltd.