Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tokyo Gore Police cannot be summarized

... only recommended.

It's tasteless, erratic, ecstatic, and lots of other words. Only for those with a high tolerance for fake blood, rubber intestines, weaponized genitals, and the most horrific chair this side of Iain M. Banks. Familiarity with The Machine Girl a plus.

4 comments:

  1. Finally watched this.
    Go Nagai really has a lot to answer for. There were trace design elements from Akira Toriyama and fucking Gintama, of all things, but the bulk of that shit is STRAIGHT out of Devilman.

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  2. I would appreciate a rundown of these influences! I wasn't really able to coherently analyze this film either time I saw it.

    I also like how you commented exactly one year after I posted. We should probably look into getting some "recent comments left" feature going.

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  3. Breasts that shoot acid and breasts replaced with mouths are two in particular I know to be Go Nagai. I sort of took the legless armless bondage gimp as a Violence Jack ref -- and loved the subtitles getting the gender wrong, nice use of your EYES Media Ballsters.
    What the fuck racist black guy looks a lot like Piccolo, and the red eye designs look like some of Toriyama's more sci-fi designs.
    The cars with the fucking shrines on top and meshing of old Edo styles with modern settings is something Gintama does all the time...may not be the only source of that, but it definitely reminded me.

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  4. Breasts that shoot acid and breasts replaced with mouths are two in particular I know to be Go Nagai. I sort of took the legless armless bondage gimp as a Violence Jack ref

    Actually now that you remind me I recall thinking that myself. Whenever I try to think back to TGP all I can remember is that fucking chair.

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