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Sentou shoujo: chi no tekkamen densetsu (戦闘少女 血の鉄仮面伝説, Mutant Girls Squad)

Sentou shoujo: chi no tekkamen densetsu (戦闘少女 血の鉄仮面伝説, Mutant Girls Squad)

[ Directed by ]
* IGUCHI Noboru
* SAKAGUCHI Taku
* NISHIMURA Yoshihiro
[ Produced by ]
SATO Gen
[ Cast ]
* SUGIMOTO Yumi Rin
* TAKAYAMA Yuko Rei
* MORITA Suzuka Yoshie
[ Staff ]
* Original Story: IGUCHI Noboru
* Screenplay: TSUGITA Jun
* Special effects make-up: NISHIMURA Yoshihiro
* Action Director: SAKAGUCHI Taku
* Screenplay: TSUGITA Jun
[ Production Company ]
TOEI VIDEO
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
TOEI VIDEO

Release Date: May 22,2010
Running Time: 90 min
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Feature
Color: Color
Screening Format: HDCAM
Subtitle: English
[ Story ]
Iguchi Noboru of
The Machine Girl
(Kataude Machine Girl), special effects artist Nishimura Yoshihiro and action star Sakaguchi Taku teamed up to direct this sci-fi action violence film. It attracted interest even before the screening and opened in 7 countries around the world. Rin (Sugimoto Yumi) is a bullied female high school student who was worried about the pain in her right arm. On her 16th birthday, she realizes she is a mutant as her right arm is changed into a blade, and she is attacked by special forces from the government, but she is saved by a mysterious person to have her face covered with an iron mask.
[ Official Site ]
www.sentoshojo.jp/

Cinema gore or splatter, is defined by Wikipedia, “a cinematic subgenre, usually related to horror movies, based on the extreme realism of special effects, that describe the splatter of blood ( “to splat”, from which “splatter”) or tearing of the human bodies, resulting in leakage of entrails. Often by the realism it has gone to exaggeration, for the purpose of disgust or even to make people laugh the spectators”. In the 80s some directors have attempted to use the gore critically, to show the weakness of the human body especially in a time where physical perfection and hedonism were considered symbols of social climbing. Moreover, images and techniques “gore” has always been part Japanese visual imagery, from manga to jidaigeki. Although I have not fully understood the distinction between “realism” and “exaggeration” about the show spilling guts, goes It found that Nishimura and Iguchi, in particular, are set as “capiscuola” of a new strand of Japanese gore, where the exaggeration is used in pure aesthetic key as a tool for a visual delirium. It is no coincidence that Nishimura, the “genius” of the group, has participated in more than 50 films as a makeup artist and visual effects supervisor, including several of Sono Shion movie, and then get to “sign” things like Toukyou zankoku keisatsu ( Tokyo Gore Police) or Kyuuketsu Shoujo Shoujo tai Furanken (Vampire Girl Versus Frankenstein Girl). Iguchi instead comes from many royal, including Kataude machine garu (The Machine Girl) and RoboGeisha. Framed so the sociological-movie phenomenon, the film, however, there is little to say except that it is so boring to anyone who can read and write. Like maybe adolescents of all ages, judging by the data scores by the Japanese public.
[Katsuyuki Nakanishi]

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Katsuyuki Nakanishi
Born on 1984 in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Graduated in Vantan Film and Movie Institute major in film director. The fourth graduate of JSC Cinematographers assistant upbringing cramming school. While he was studying in Tokyo, he was also working with Director Shinya Tsukamoto's movie at the same time. After that, he became part of the lighting department of Toei Studios Kyoto, studied under Kiyoto Ando and Takashi Sugimoto. In these movies, he worked as an assistant lighting director with Takashi Sugimoto in "Chacha - Tengai no Onna"(2007) and Kiyoto Ando in "The Fallen Angel"(2010). He work as a freelancer since 2011 and became part of these latest movies as a lighting director of Director Yang Ik-June's ”Shibata and Nagao"(2012), Director Keisuke Yoshida’s ”Himeanile”(2016), Director Kohki Yoshida’s ”ThreeLights"(2017), Director Hiroshi Ando’s ”Moon and Thunder" (2017) and Director Shinya Tsukamoto’s ”Killing” (2018).

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