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Tokyo Gore Police

Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
Japan, 2008, 108 minutes
Cast: Eiha Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny and Tak Sakaguchi


Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFKP9lB_F7s

One show only!

Saturday, October 4th - 10:00pm at Roxie Film Center

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Brace yourself for Tokyo Gore Police, the new high-water mark for jaw-dropping (and perverse) Japanese cinematic carnage. Mere words can never do this justice -- you have to see it to believe it. -- Bruce Fletcher


"The blood doesn't just gush; it sprays like a firehose from severed limbs and heads and assorted other bodily injuries. By the film's end, one of the characters is actually jet-propelling himself through the air with the plasma blasting out of the stumps where his legs used to be." -- Fangoria


Tokyo is burning! Set in a future-world 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. The Tokyo Police Corporation is locked in a bloody war with the "Engineers." These unstoppable, genetically modified super-criminals can bio-fuse their open wounds with weapons, turning self-mutilation into a deadly combat form.

Ruka (Eihi Shiina from Takashi Miike's Audition), the daughter of a murdered police officer, is now the corporation's top Engineer Hunter. With cold-blooded efficiency she infiltrates the mutant Engineers' organization and finally tracks down their secret headquarters, a truly bizarre fetish club. Nothing steers Ruka from her solemnly sworn duty- not even the shocking discovery of the truth behind her father's death!

Bring a raincoat.

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