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Assault Girls (2009) Mamoru Oshii
Assault Girls (2009) Mamoru Oshii

director: Mamoru Oshii
starring: Meisa Kuroki · Rinko Kikuchi · Hinako Saeki · Yoshikazu Fujiki


Filmmaker Oshii is best known for his award-winning anime projects (like GHOST IN THE SHELL). In 2008, he introduced the "Assault Girls" in a co-directed [with Kenji Fukasaku] the live-action omnibus movie KILL. Now the divas are back in this futuristic thrill show. The story deals with three mercenaries dedicated to killing monsters in a virtual realm called [wink] Avalon. It's set in a dystopian future where civilization and creativity has crumpled, where people spend all their time glued to video games. Armed with huge guns and high-tech armor, the heroines are pitted against bad men and even badder monsters in a struggle for survival.

Main star Meisa Kuroki, lead singer for "Deadbolt," comes from Miike's CROWS ZERO but Rinko Kikuchi - as she did in the American film BABEL - steals the show in the role of Lucifer.

A Japanese film; widescreen (2.35:1), uncut (70 minutes) in DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American DVD machine; in English language (shot in English) with optional Japanese subtitles.

Violence/Adult Material:
Recommended for Mature Audiences

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