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- 1 hr 49 min
Tokyo Gore Police is a Japanese action-horror film released in 2008, directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura, and starring Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, and Yukihide Benny. The movie is set in a dystopian future Tokyo, and the plot revolves around the special police force that is tasked with eliminating an ever-increasing population of mutants. The story of the movie takes place in a Tokyo where crime has gone out of control, and citizens live in fear of attacks by genetically modified creatures called Engineers. These monsters are the result of a mutation caused by a virus called the "engineer virus." The virus can strike anyone, and once infected, the person turns into a gruesome, flesh-eating monster. The virus's mutation rate is so high that the infected are even capable of generating new species of mutants. To combat this new breed of threat, a special police unit, dubbed the "Tokyo Police Corporation," is formed. The Corporation deploys highly trained officers called "Engineer Hunters" who track down and kill any Engineers they come across. One such Officer is Ruka, (Eihi Shiina) who is the film's protagonist. Ruka, whose father was an Engineer Hunter before her, takes it upon herself to carry on his legacy, but she does so with a deadly and personal agenda. As the story unfolds, Ruka, the lead Engineer Hunter, comes across a deadly group of Engineers that are far beyond her imagination. These new mutants, known as "Super-Engineers," are almost indestructible and pose a potent threat that the Corporation may not be able to handle. She is also battling her inner demons, as her father's death at the hands of an 'Engineer' has left a deep impact on her psyche. As the plot progresses, Ruka uncovers a hidden connection between the Engineers and herself. Her father's murder is linked directly to the Engineers, and Ruka is forced to confront some shocking and unpleasant truths about her own past. She must face her fears, take responsibility for her own actions and decide whether to continue with the cycle of violence or break free of the never-ending circle. What sets Tokyo Gore Police apart from other Japanese horror films is the excessive and over-the-top gore. The film's title certainly doesn't disappoint in that respect. The movie is full of blood and guts, with horrific and imaginative kills that will shock and disgust even the most ardent fans of the horror genre. Heads roll, limbs are chopped off, and entrails are spilt in scenes that are both gruesome and creative. The special effects are excellent, and it is apparent that the movie's creators revelled in exploring just how far they could push the boundaries of good taste. Besides the gore, the film is also notable for its satire on the issues of capitalism and policing in modern-day Japan. The Corporation's monopoly of policing, coupled with the theme of anti-establishment, provides a subtle commentary on the power held by a few at the cost of the many. This social commentary is woven seamlessly into the storyline, unobtrusively adding a valuable layer of depth to the film. Overall, Tokyo Gore Police is a gory, action-packed, and thrilling horror film that will satisfy those looking for an adrenaline-filled ride. For those with weaker stomachs, it may be too much, but for those willing to take it all in stride, there is a lot to appreciate. The mix of action, horror and social commentary makes this a uniquely compelling cinematic experience.