Written by Kengo Kaji
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
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.
Holy cow, remember when Kill Bill was the bloodiest movie ever? Move over Kill Bill. Tokyo Gore Police is absolutely insane. It’s part comic book, video game, American action movie, and all over-the-top. This is a clever and cheesy flick that works on so many levels. Gross characters, disturbing murders, and a creepy undercurrent that only the Japanese can pull off.
TGP is unapologetic in it’s base motivations. It’s full of satire that could be real given the current state of the world. One of the best commercials that airs throughout the flick is the “Cute Cutters”. Cute box cutters that barely even hurt and also make your blood tastier. So ridiculous that you have to like it.
This movie is a river of blood. You have great shots like this one.
And this one.
There’s a ton of weird characters, bad ass sword fights, and mayhem in general. It’s like watching a Rob Zombie version of Robo Cop on peyote. If you have two hours to kill and don’t expect any real lesson in the end, then add this to your Netflix. It’s available for streaming right now. Tanoshinde, kids.