Movie poster featuring Aino Kishi
|Directed by||Kengo Kaji|
|Produced by||Yoshihiro Nishimura|
|Screenplay by||Sōtarō Hayashi|
|Running time||83 minutes|
Samurai Princess (サムライプリンセス 外道姫 Samurai purinsesu: Gedō hime?) is a 2009 Japanese film directed by Kengo Kaji, described as ero guro action film. Special effects were produced by Yoshihiro Nishimura, who previously directed and created effects and makeup for Tokyo Gore Police, which Kengo Kaji wrote.
Samurai Princess takes place sometime, somewhere in an alternate universe version of feudal Japan, where people live together with highly developed mechanical dolls called "Mechas". However, excessively developed mechanical dolls start causing harm to human society, leading to ghastly bloodshed happening all over the place. Under the circumstances, Kyoraku, a mad scientist, creates a female ninja mechanical doll. Equipped with eleven types of built-in weapons, the ninja doll is also infused with the souls of eleven of her fallen sisters. She uses their combined power to take down anyone who stands in her way. Virtually indestructible, the ninja is on a quest to save humanity.
On June 20, 2009 Samurai Princess appeared in the New York Asian Film Festival. The film was first released theatrically in Japan on July 25, 2009 and a Japanese DVD version of the film came out on October 23, 2009. A version of the DVD with Engrish subtitles was released on November 17, 2009. A second and third sequel were announced as of the time of the time of the American DVD release.
- Samurai Princess IFC Center
- "サムライプリンセス 外道姫(2009)" (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- "New York Asian Film Festival". IFC Center. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- "サムライプリンセス~外道姫~ (DVD)" (in Japanese). www.amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- "Samurai Princess (2009)". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- Official site of the film
- Samurai Princess at the Internet Movie Database
- Review at 10kbullets.com
- Review at twitchfilm.net
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