Meatball Machine (R2) in July
4 Digital Asia have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Meatball Machine on 6th July 2009 priced at £14.99 RRP. Co-directed by Yudai Yamaguchi (Battlefield Baseball) and Junichi Yamamoto (Kabuking Z: The Movie), with special effects by Yoshihiro Nishimura (director of "Tokyo Gore Police" and effect supervisor for "The Machine Girl") and starring Issei Takahashi (Detroit Metal City; Kill Bill Vol.1), Shôichirô Masumoto (Battlefield Baseball; Versus), Toru Tezuka (Ichi The Killer; Dead Or Alive 2) and Ayano Yamamoto (Tokyo Gore Police), Meatball Machine is described as a wild, Japanese splatter-punk monster of a movie. Based on an original short made by Yamamoto in 1999, the feature length Meatball Machine is an all out, in-your-face gore-fest.
Synopsis: Capable of making biomechanical weapons out of human flesh, alien parasites grotesquely invade the Earth, turning their hosts into maniacal killers who seek to destroy each other and further their own existence by eating their victims alive. In the midst of all this alien induced mayhem is a moving love story between a shy boy and the equally sheepish object of his affection. It's just a shame the budding romantics are soon infested with slimy, tumor-like globules that drive them to all kinds of bloody distraction.
Special Features include:
- The Making of Meatball Machine
- The original "Meatball Machine" short film
- "Meatball Machine: Reject Of Death" short film
- The Making of Meatball Machine: Reject Of Death
- "What's About Doi?" short film
- Original Japanese trailer
- Necroborg designs by character designer Keita Amamiya