Bloody Chainsaw Girl
This low budget straight to video (I assume) blood
splattering gut churning intestine spilling panty revealing film is rather
nutty fun if approached with the right attitude. Which is not to take it
seriously for a minute of its 76 minute running time. Within the Japanese
film world this fits in rather well as they have an entire sub-group of films
that are independent, made for video, over the top films filled with gore
and lunacy. Think of Machine Gun Girl, Chanbara Beauty, X-Cross or Tokyo
Gore Police. Clearly not for all tastes. Especially good ones. These are
in their own way the misbegotten grandchildren of the Japanese exploitation
films of the 1970's like the Delinquent Girl Boss and Terrifying Girl's High
School film series. Lower budgets and less nudity but just as outrageous.
The only place they can find a home is in the video market.
Giko (Ryo Uchida) is the school bad-ass - a juvie delinquent as she proudly
identifies herself. Skips classes, smokes on the roof and carries a chainsaw
with her at all times. The teacher tells her to keep it in a case. It comes
in handy one day when she goes to school and discovers that many of her classmates
have been turned into mutant cyborgs. And they all want to kill her. Some
are now super ninjas of a different sex than they previously were, others
metal heads literally with sharp jaws that still talk after being detached
and one has been equipped with body parts that shoot weapons - even her er
er . . . vagina can shoot missiles.
Giko though has a test to make up if she wants to graduate and so simply
saws her way to school leaving body parts in her wake. Nero (Mari Yamachi)
was once bullied at school and is now a psychotic evil genius using her skills
to turn her previous tormentors into cyborgs. But she wants Giko the most.
Based on the manga Chimamire Sukeban Chainsaw by Rei Mikamoto that began
in 2009. Much to my amazement it appears that not one but two sequels have
been made! Never let it be said that good taste drives cinema.