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If you are thinking about ordering the HMV exclusive Machine Girl Blu-ray Disc announced here, please read this article, check out the full resolution screenshots below and then save your money!
I got my copy from Guernsey today and I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I popped the disc into my BD player(s)…
I don’t know if Cine Asia didn’t get proper source material or if they screwed up during the mastering process but I don’t think material looking like this POS should be allowed on Blu-ray Disc! I’ve tested the disc on my PC drive, a PS3 and my standalone Panasonic DMP-BD80 (yes, I’m a freak!), and it looks absolutely terrible on every machine!
Machine Girl is no Hollywood blockbuster (hell, it’s not even a good movie!), but I wasn’t expecting something like this! Especially if you compare it to the recent Blu-ray Disc release of the low budget Thai horror ‘P’ that was released and supervised by the director Paul Spurrier himself. Either the QC guys responsible for this release didn’t even bother to look or they just didn’t care what they’re selling! The itself disc is region free, but the extra features consisting of a short making-of and some low resolution trailers are in encoded in PAL.
Cine Asia has a contact page, so feel free to tell them what you think about this kind of releases.
For those of us who just can’t get enough of sweet Machine Girl madness, Tokyo Shock will release a new Remix edition DVD of the Japanese cult hit on August 4, 2009. According to HK Flix, the two-disc special edition will also include the short film follow-up Hajirai Machine Girl (Machine Girlite) starring Noriko Kijima as a special bonus.
[via AV Maniacs]
Good news for our British friends or rather their hungry Blu-ray disc players. Play.com has listed a fine selection of Asian Blu-ray releases that will hit the british shelves starting in late May. According to the listing Noboru Iguchi’s cult classic Machine Girl will be released on May 18th, followed by the Korean smash hit, The Good, the Bad and the Weird from director Kim Ji-Woon on June 1st, 2009. Stay tuned for more details.
Big thanks to r3d-3agl3 for sending me the links!
Regisseur Noboru Iguchi hat sich entschieden seiner Trashgranate Machine Girl neben dem The Drill Bra Sisters Projekt nun doch eine offzielle Fortsetzung zu gönnen. Hajirai Machine Girl (IMDb) soll der Kurzfilm laut den Twitchern heißen und von Yoshie (Noriko Kijima), der Freundin des Orginal Machine Girl handeln. Diese lässt sich ebenfalls ein Maschinengewehr implantieren, diesmal allerdings nicht als Ersatz für einen abgetrennten Arm, sondern direkt an ihren ehm Allerwertesten, wie man an den ersten paar what-the-fuck-packen-sich-die-Japaner-in-den-Kaffee?! Setbildern gut erkennen kann…
Schulmädchen, Kettensägen, Katanas und Zombies…alles dabei!
[via Quiet Earth]
[03.12.08] Update: Nippon Cinema hat eine Inhaltsangabe zu beiden Teilen auftreiben könne, zum Übersetzen bin ich jetzt aber zu faul
Uniform SurviGirl Part I:
17-year-old high school student Sakura Natsume goes to a theme park called “Survival Land” with six of her friends. As they understand it, they’re supposed to equip themselves with weapons and face off against cosplayers dressed as samurai, ninjas, and gunmen. They’re quite nervous at first being around these intiminating men, but since the game hasn’t yet started, they’re at no risk of being attacked. But all of a sudden, one of the men starts attacking another enemy player unexpectedly. Has the game started early? Soon the girls realize that not only are the weapons they’re using actually real, but a mysterious plant is infecting players—causing them to re-awaken as mindless zombies when they’re killed.
Uniform SurviGirl Part II:
Having somehow survived their ordeal at Survival Land days earlier, Sakura, Aoi (Miu Nakamura), and Kanna are taken to a hospital and put in isolation by the government. Aoi feels guilty for all the deaths that occurred because it was her idea to go in the first place, and becomes determined to put a stop to Survival Land once and for all, enlisting the help of her boyfriend Yuhei. Later, she sleeps with Yuhei without knowing he has contracted the zombie infection. Aoi wakes up the next morning with severe abdominal pain and vomiting. It’s clearly a sign of pregnancy, and the zombie baby inside her is growing at a rapid pace. Now the two of them desperately try to find a way to survive, knowing the mysterious plant from Survival Land might be the key to everything.