Tokyo Gore Police

October 3, 2008 0 By Fans
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Plot

Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation…

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.0/10 (4,282 voted)

Director:
Yoshihiro Nishimura

Stars: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny

Storyline
Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka and her mission to avenge her father's assassination. Ruka is a cop from a squad who's mission is to destroy homicidal mutant humans known as "engineers" possessing the ability to transform any injury to a weapon in and of itself.

Writers: Kengo Kaji, Yoshihiro Nishimura

Cast:

Eihi Shiina

Ruka


Itsuji Itao

Keyman


Yukihide Benny

Tokyo Police Chief


Jiji Bû

Barabara-Man


Ikuko Sawada

Bar Independent Diner


Cay Izumi

Dog Girl


Mame Yamada


Ayano Yamamoto


Akane Akanezawa


Tsugumi Nagasawa


Maiko Asano


Daisuke Matsuki


Naofumi Murata


Takashi Shimizu


Oppe Ma



Details

Official Website:
Official site |
Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 3 October 2008

Filming Locations: Tokyo, Japan



User Review

the title says it all, and it lives up to its title

Rating: 9/10


Wow. That's one word to say after this master's class in splatter-fest
ends. But there's more, lots more. This is classic modern exploitation
fare, not exactly a very good movie, no, but absolutely spectacular in
everything that it sets out to accomplish. Which is, basically, to try
and out-do whatever's come before it in terms of outrageous splendor of
body parts, dismemberment, be-headings, sword-cuts, arm cuts, and blood
flying out like it's a dam exploded. And on top of this the filmmakers
have an incredible design conceit that allows for limbs, once torn off
or exploded or shredded or whatever, to spring back crazy appendages
that range from heat-seeking missiles to crocodile jaws to genital
"restructuring." There is no other movie quite like it.

It's also, not so oddly enough, a rip-off in part of the Paul Verhoven
RoboCop/Starship Troopers style of putting in advertisements and PSA's
in honor and exquisite mockery of the police-state the movie is set in
(thankfully, the director, Noshihiro Nishimura, is just as brilliant at
these as Verhoven, especially when doing bits like "Cutting yourself is
cute!" and "Don't commit Harakiri!"), not to mention the bubbly little
Japanese girl ala Battle Royale communicating to the public. But the
concept itself, however ripped-off, is not exactly what's important
(it's police/revenge saga mixed with wacko sci-fi bits like splicing
genes from various serial killers to create the perfect psycho). What's
important with Tokyo Gore Police is the daring to just go and do
whatever the f*** is possible within this scope of total abhorrent
violence and death and blood and guts and limbs sometimes stacked in
piles ("No, no, the *right* hand!" is a great throwaway line).

Basically, if there's any other movie aside from possible Dead-Alive
that can contend with it, this is the goriest movie ever made outside
of the US. Even for Japan, who have produced some of the craziest
action/horror/sci-fi stuff anywhere ever (Miike especially can lay
claim to some of it), it's extreme and it's certainly not for the faint
of heart or easily offended or yada yada. It's for the fans, the
die-hard group that just can't seem to, on the contrary of most, be
offended by anything. In fact, that's the joy of watching Tokyo Gore
Police, which with a few scenes as exceptions where they get into real
"Dramatic" moments, being that so much goes on, one thing tops the
next, that it's impossible to keep a straight face. Eihi Shiina (of
Audition) as the hero of the story comes across so much craziness with
the "Engineers" as they're called, who face off against the militant
police in a dire battle, that by the time the end credits roll we can't
keep up with the final body count.

In short, this is the kind of movie that Patrick Bateman or Alexander
De Large would rent about 300 times. If you know who you are in the
audience, and you love insane horror that is laced with bristling,
so-over-the-top-it-reaches-the-moon comedy, seek it out. You won't be
disappointed as far as after-midnight/gross-out-your-girlfriend flicks
go.