Flatpack Festival
Film, and then some

Mutant Girls Squad

Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th March, 2011

The Electric Cinema Screen 2 | 23:30 - 02:00

The first movie from the Sushi Typhoon stable is a delirious gorefest - think X-Men in the style of early Peter Jackson.

On her sixteenth birthday, angelic and bullied schoolgirl Rin finds that her hand is twitching uncontrollably. Before the day is out her father has revealed to her his true nature, she has seen him decapitated by a gang of anti-mutant police firing ‘nose-bullets’, and the twitching hand has become a lethal metal claw.

So begins the first release from the new Sushi Typhoon stable, an orgy of gory set-pieces and gushing blood which employs its limited resources with considerable style and a complete lack of taste. There’s a spirit of disgusting fun here which recalls the early days of Peter Jackson before he discovered CGI and huge budgets, but allied to a very distinct Japanese sensibility. Rin joins a gang of fellow mutants with special powers ranging from breast-swords to tentacle-arms – most impressively a girl who can summon a chainsaw from her bottom at will – and together they do battle against the forces of normalcy.

Dir: Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi

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