This splatterific film was the handiwork of three directors: Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl, Robogeisha), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl), and Tak Sakagachi (Yakuza Weapon, star of Versus). Each man handled one third of the film, which is broken into three chapters. I cannot say I saw a big difference in directorial style, everything flows together nicely. These guys know how to deliver the goods when they need to be crazy and bloody.
Audio/Video. The video is presented in a ratio of 1.78:1 and appears to have been shot on HD video. The look is very sharp, yet often lacks fine detail. I suspect his lack of detail is due to post production video processing, some scenes are bathed in blue, others in yellow. It all looks pretty good despite the lack of fine detail which is made up for with some very vivid colors. Everything does appear sharp and smooth, it has an almost otherworldly feel, which seems appropriate considering the oddness of what is in the movie.
The audio is a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. It is a busy track that is firing on all cylinders almost all the time. There are crazy sound effects, J-pop music, and other noises to assault the senses in time with the crazy visuals. It sounds really good and despite the craziness, the dialog is still nice and clear.
- Opening Day. This takes a look at the festivities of the opening day of the film. There are cast introductions and fan questions.
- Interviews. A series of interviews with the three main actresses and the trio of directors. They discuss the making of the film and their characters.
- Making Of. This starts with some behind the scenes footage before transitioning to interviews and clips.
- Spin Off Short "Yoshie Zero." This short gives the origin of Yoshie, the cosplay girl in the nurse outfit, as well as some more background for Kisaragi.
Bottomline. What can I say? I love this stuff. It is bloody, goofy, and just plain crazy. It is not realistic in the less but it is certainly a lot of fun. These guys are doing stuff no one else is doing and I really hope they keep it up. Mutant Girls Squad is zany, bloody fun. How many other movies can you name with characters that have swords come out of their breasts or a chainsaw out of a rear end?