Japanese monsters and robots.
I always enjoy films featuring monsters and robots, the dafter the better, and Japanese monsters and robots are among the daftest. Here is a selection of a few of my favourites.
Mutant versus mutant mayhem.
Alien parasites take over humans, turning them into murderous mutants in the 2005 splatterpunk movie Meatball Machine. Beyond that I could make little sense of what was going on but who needs a coherent plot when you've got a load of mutants beating the snot out of each other? Here's a sample.
Vampire on monster action.
When two high school girls fall in love with the same boy it leads them into a bitter rivalry. One of the love rivals, Monami (played by Yukie Kawamura), turns out to be a vampire who disposes of her competitor by throwing her off of the school roof. However, the dead girl, Keiko (Eri Otoguro), is resurrected by her doting father (who just happens to be a mad scientist) and imbued with super powers with which to combat her nemesis. At this point things really kick off in the splatterpunk spectacular Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl.
Mutant versus cyborg combat.
Ruka (Eihi Shiina) is a cop in the Tokyo Gore Police, a squad dedicated to exterminating mutants who are terrorising society in a dystopian future. Having become infected herself she is out to get the bad guy before she turns full mutant. The bad guy, however, has got himself a cyborg petgirl who acts as his guard dog, setting the scene for some full on mutant versus cyborg catfight action.
The zombie apocalypse - Japanese style (NSFW).
When a group of strippers working in a run down titty bar discover a copy of the Necronomicon in a long disused basement one of them rather unwisely decides to recite its contents out loud in the 2010 comedy horror Big Tits Zombie. This, as you probably guessed, triggers the zombie apocalypse and it quickly becomes clear that Japanese zombies have a penchant for bare boobies. Soon the strip club is besieged by the undead, leaving our heroines locked in a desperate struggle for survival. Here are two of the scantily clad slayers, Lena and Ginko (Sora Aoi and Risa Kasumi), slaughtering zombies with admirable panache.
Humongous hero versus uncanny invaders
No tribute to Japanese monsters and robots would be complete without the inclusion of Big Man Japan which takes the form of a fly on the wall documentary about a nondescript fellow named Masaru Daisato whose humdrum life is punctuated by his transformation into the titular hero whenever Japan is attacked by sundry bizarre monsters. The first clip shows our hero's transformation into a monster mashing colossus with the help of some high voltage electricity and an enormous pair of underpants. (Contains flashing images).
This clip features the humongous hero doing battle with one of the many strange monsters who threaten his homeland.