The follow-up to the sensational Japanese film The Machine Girls,Media Blasters recently announced the upcoming release ofRise of the Machine Girls for March 22.
The original film is a story of revenge, featuring gravure idol Minase Yashiro in her film debut as protagonist Ami Hyuga. After the murder of her brother Yu and his friend Takeshi by members of a ninja-Yakuza family, she seeks revenge. Ultimately failing, they cut off her left arm. She seeks shelter with Takeshi’s family, who fit her with a prosthetic Machine Gun arm. Teaming up with Miki, Takeshi’s mother who wields a chainsaw, they eventually act out their bloody revenge, massacring the clan and eventually the leader of the bullies himself. The film was released by Media Blasters in a special Blu-Ray and DVD remaster in 2019.
In this new film, a soft-reboot of the original, we again follow Ami, this time accompanied by her sister Yoshie. In a lawless corner of a futuristic Japan, the sisters earn a living by performing as sideshow attractions. However, they crave revenge on the Dharma Company, who forced their mother to sell parts of their body to survive. In the film, the sisters will arm themselves with high powered weaponry to finally have their pound of flesh from the sinister gang.
Rise of the Machine Girls stars Himena Tsukimiya and Kanon Hanakage, along with beloved cult martial arts star Tak Sakaguchi (Re:born, Versus). Yoshinori Chiba and Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gor Police) are back on board, Chiba having produced the original Machine Girls film. We covered the original release of Risein an article in 2019, which you can read here.
Check out the trailer below, and look forward to the release of the film on March 22!