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When a video-game company creates an immersive gaming environment where players wage war against gigantic sand-dwelling monsters, three gorgeous gals armed to the teeth (Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki and Rinko Kikuchi) accept the challenge and jump into the virtual desert. But as they blaze their way into the game's higher levels, they face ever-more ferocious foes. Yoshikazu Fujiki also stars in this sci-fi action flick from director Mamoru Oshii.

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  • Actors: Rinko Kikuchi, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki
  • Directors: Mamoru Oshii
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Well Go USA
  • DVD Release Date: October 19, 2010
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003V5OO9E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,242 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Adam R. Houck on October 24, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The movie is classic Oshii but with out much of a plot. Long moments of slow scenic scenes punctuated by bits of action. When I say long and slow, I mean it. One potion of the move involves a sort of montage of the four characters walking through the desert and dealing with a snail... for 15 minutes.

The action is hokey and done more for imagery then the action itself. Its fun to see the girls pose as they fire guns or spells.

The CG is obvious but sufficient for getting the point across. This is not a big Hollywood blockbuster so don't expect King Kong or Avatar level effects, this is only a step above TV shows like Sanctuary..

The characters are only hinted at. There really isn't any development and they have little dialog. (one has nothing but a few squawks) They are simply defined by mannerisms and costume.

The story is bare one. Its only about the four putting aside their name calling for five minutes to defeat the end boss. That is it. The story could have been done in thirty minutes (or 15) but its Oshii and he loves to draw out scenes of the characters cooking, or watching the sunset or spontaneously dancing. It would have been much better if it had cut down on the sunsets and you could actually see how Grey convinced the other two to join the party.

This isn't a bad flick. Its just not a good one either. Everything is interesting over exciting or dramatic and the philosophical bit are out of place. It has fun moments too, like the duel. All in all, I didn't hate it, but it'll be a rare occurrence when I pull it off the shelf to watch it again.

One thing I want to add. If you have ever played an MMO you will appreciate some of the strangeness of the movie if you catch it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sniff Code on January 17, 2011
Format: DVD
Though I'm a fan of Oshii's movies, I'm always conflicted about recommending his movies to those who have made a diet of traditional Hollywood films. Many of his films integrate Hollywood style sequences with his preferred style of pacing; which is typically very deliberate and slow. "Assault Girls" is no different, although he does shake things up a bit with the movie's structure. Those who have familiarized themselves with Oshii's work know that extended takes and long monologues are signature of his films. With "Assault Girls" he modulates these elements into chapters. The pre-chapter introduction opens up with a 10 minute monologue that provides a basis for the story, the creation of the game Avalon, as well as giving Oshii a chance to make statements about "Pax Technologica" in a globalized society. The voice over is a bit mumbled and subtitles, which are disabled at this point in the film, would have helped in penetrating the dense editorial text of this narrative. However, after rewinding a few times for clarification, I found the lengthy introduction to be thought-provoking and my favorite segment of the film.

Following the introduction we get five chapters that take us through a sort of mini-plot that finds four competing characters having no choice but to put aside their quarrels in order to battle the big boss of the game Avalon, who otherwise could not be defeated alone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Kappele on December 6, 2010
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I had such high hopes for this movie and was let down. The production quality is top notch. Unfortunately, the agonizingly slow pace and utterly boring story make this film an absolute waste of time. Basically, it is a story about four people playing a really stupid video game.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Der on September 10, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Wow, this movie sucks as a whole. All the reviews on here were right. It's super slow and boring. There was a 10 min intro with no action and just talk about the background story, which wasn't very interest and super boring. There things that I do like. I thought the main girl was very cute, and the other two girls were all right looking too. I really like their costumes they wearied. The graphics and special effects were pretty good. I like how the ending they wanted to screw over the guy player and that was very funny to watch.

Even though there were things I did like about the movie, it couldn't stop it from getting a one star. This movie is just plain boring! It doesn't need to be a 1 hour movie and could had been a 30 min show or so. There were just nonsense of things shown and they were shown way too long as well. Do you really need to see each character just walking around thinking for 10 mins? They're not doing anything, but sitting, standing, or just walking. WTF?

This movie also suffers for being a bilingual movie. They do talk in English and Japanese throughout the movie. I was reading the subs while they were speaking English. I was reading the subs while they were speaking Japanese. WTF? They should had just stuck with a pure Japanese because they know how to act while speaking Japanese and they know how to show their emotions about it. But, while they're try to act in English, they speak it with heavy accents and they don't know how to show their emotions on what they are truly saying.

The thing about languages is, it is not what you say, but how you say it!

When you say a bad word, you say it with feeling!!! Do you say it in a whisper? No, I bet you don't. But these actors did!
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