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Kikuke is a geisha known for her glamour and grace. Yoshie is her abused sister, banished to the shadows. When a mysterious corporation transforms their soft bodies into murderous machines, the rival vixens rush toward an ultraviolent final confrontation.
don't worry, just because she's proper doesn't mean her face doesn't turn into a buzz saw. --iO9.com
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But only a little.
RoboGeisha advertises itself as "An orgy of WTF" and this is probably the most accurate statement I've ever read. Just when you think this movie can't get any stranger, it takes the weirdness factor and turns it up to 38 (11? We're WAYYY past turning up to 11 here). If you're familiar with movies by Troma Entertainment, you'll feel right at home with this one.
One of the common themes in both The Machine Girl and RoboGeisha are their ultraviolent opening sequences. Before we hit the 10 minute mark we see a mechanized geisha girl, two goblins attacking their intended targets with swords, goblin brassieres, and a weapon I can only describe as "Butt Shurikens". I'm sure there's a better term, but I couldn't find one in my thesaurus.
This is the story of two sisters, Yoshie and Kikuyakko, who are recruited by the Kageno Steel Manufacturing company. Yoshie is the shy younger sister who constantly gets abused by Kikuyakko.
Once recruited, the sisters start to rise up the ranks of the organization and they earn the right to have their bodies rebuilt. Kikuyakko outfits her body with saw blades and a gatling gun in her chest, whereas Yoshie gets armpit blades, wig napalm and...okay, this sounds a little more insane than I originally intended.Read more ›
A megalomaniacal Japanese businessman and his son are recruiting certain girls to train to become Geisha assassins, surgically augmenting them with weapons, armor and similar appendages (sound familiar?) in a bid to take over the world. Two sisters are initiated, but when one of them refuses to kill an innocent group of elderly ex-employees, the sisters must square-off in Kamikaze combat to save us all. Or something like that.
Unfortunately, in spite of all I've mentioned, this film disappoints on various levels - the plot is weak (which is easily forgiven if the flick transcends this flaw, as in most of the above-referenced films, all of which I enjoyed to some extent, so I'm no elitist a-hole ), the special effects are too often childish and hokey (though several are well-executed), the fight scenes are feeble (no one participating really got proper training to pull the scenes off ), resulting in violence akin to the likes of a Tom and Jerry cartoon.Read more ›
Imagine if Robocop was made by Troma, and Troma was a Japanese company, and that company used the scriptwriter's edition of Mad Libs to develop the working script for their movie - after they'd been drinking. A lot. That's kind of RoboGeisha in a nutshell (and the nutshell has been drinking a lot, too).
Don't get me wrong. RoboGeisha is a wild ride from start to finish. It has brief moments of almost-normalcy sprinkled hither and yon, but the rest of the time we're gleefully tobogganing down the rabbit hole - while on fire singing Christmas carols. This is definitely NOT a film to take seriously. Any attempt to do so could be harmful to your health.
The action is over-the-top/campy and the special effects are quite good considering the subject matter. Many of RoboGeisha's gimmicks are there more for the 'has-this-ever-been-done-before?' novelty than anything resembling logic. To their credit, they pull it off. I lost count of the 'WTF?' moments this movie has. Again, don't overthink this.
There is moderate gore (very mild compared to Tokyo Gore Police or Machine Girl) and mild sexuality (no nudity but some panty upskirts) in this film. I don't think there is any swearing.
Overall I give this movie 3.75 stars, rounded up to 4. The only thing that could have made this movie better is Chuck Norris.
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If you want a campy weird romp. This is for you. If you take your movies very serious, move along haha.Published 10 months ago by Clayton J Netzel III
Those People Of Tokyo Gore Police Are At It Again. Mind Blowing Gore!! You Will Love It.Published 10 months ago by MIKE JACOBSEN
Wacky Japanese gore movie. Tokyo Shock , Typhoon Sushi type fare.
Another weird. and violent sci-fi actioner from Japan. Not as good as other films in this sub-genre. Worth a look for some hardcore fans, but worth a pass by most.Published 20 months ago by Alan
please if you are going to buy this know what you are getting into. Its not for everyone. Its a fun watch. I feel like the engish dub adds a joke of its own. Its not horrible. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michael
ok this movie is so crazy and awesomely ridiculous. I pretty much make people watch this movie now. all thats missing from this movie is and underwater outter space battle and yes... Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by blank
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