Friday, April 1, 2011

Nerd Girl of Note #107 - VGvFG Edition

No one beats the Japanese when it comes to crazy, cartoon, horrific, gore-fests. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl is one of the better ones I have seen.

It is a story of jealousy. Transfer student, Monami (Yukie Kawamura), falls for school heart-throb, Jyugon. This perturbs Lolita mean-girl, Keiko (Eri Otoguro, Onechanbara), whose father is the vice principal of their school. We find out pretty quickly that Monami is a vampire an wants to turn Jyugon. Also, Keiko's father is actually a mad scientist, aided by school nurse Midori (Sayaka Kametani). When Keiko is killed in an accident her father rebuilds her, and she sets off to kill Monami.

Part of the fun of this film is how they make fun of high-school customs in Japan. There is the group of extreme tanning girls, who you want to think are an awfully racist thing until they mention that it is. The Lolitas run everything, and there is an after-school club for girls who cut themselves. They even have competitions. It is sickening and wonderful all wrapped up in one. Streams on Netflix, and is worth checking out if you can take the gross-out parts.

Sayaka Kametani

Eri Otoguro

Yukie Kawamura


Kal said...

The Japanese have a deeply disturbed culture and god love them for it. Their entertainment sensibilities are so over the top. Why do I love seeing these schoolgirls in danger so much? Am I sick or cutting edge?

Darius Whiteplume said...

I'll say cutting edge ;-)

There is something magical about these types of movies that I cannot explain. This one is particularly good, though. Robo Geisha isn't bad either.

Lazarus Lupin said...

I saw this a while back and thought it was mostly fun. Some of the high school clics were more disturbing than the over the top gore.

Lazarus Lupin
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Darius Whiteplume said...

I'm not sure which was more disturbing, the wrist cutters or the ultra-Ganguros. :-)

Lisa K. said...

That last photo of Yukie looks like it was taken out of a video game. Stupid me always thought Japanese women don't really look like that.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I guess a few do :-) It is not that obvious in the film.

Nathan said...

That last girl is quite cute. I like it's partially that I just like the bathing suit she's wearing.

Darius Whiteplume said...

It is a rather awesome suit.

Nathan said...

I wonder if you can buy one like that at Target. {g}

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