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Thursday, January 7, 2010

DVD Review: ONECHANBARA: BIKINI SAMURAI SQUAD

ONECHANBARA: BIKINI SAMURAI SQUAD....with a name like that, it's gotta be good, right? Wrong! Don't waste your time on this one, unless maybe you are a huge fan of the video game that it is based off of. I had never heard of the game ONECHANBARA, so have never played it, but you can tell this movie is derived from a video game which is the main problem of this zombie film. The zombie kills are all computer generated, so they look extremely fake and I think they are meant to look that way. It gives it a feel of watching a video game basically. I didn't care for that concept. Also, there is no Bikini Samurai Squad. The "Squad" is made up of one girl on a mission to track down her fathers killer in a world overrun with zombies. And while she is in a Bikini, it is all of about 10 minutes total screen time. So while that might be nice to look at, you are left with 76 minutes without anything to demand your attention. What could have been a cool zombie film with lots of cool zombie kills turns out to be a real dud.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for ONECHANBARA and see what you think.

5 comments:

  1. Is the giant zombie orca in it?

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  2. That reminds me so much of Uwe Boll's House of the Dead. Terrible, terrible; terrible acting, terrible photography (I loathed how they shot the cemetary scene, where the characters come out with their weapons!)...just an all-around suck-fest (and I'm not making a vamp reference!). I hate to even call it a zombie movie.

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  3. The whole idea of having girls in bikinis killing zombies is actually not bad, they should have gone all the way with it, we might have had a worthwhile movie in our hands.

    Thanks for the warning!

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  4. Yeah, a actuall group of bikini clad women treking across the country killing zombies would be the best movie ever!

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  5. I gotta say - I actually liked this film for what it was. It didn't pretend to be anything more than adaptation of a video game. You can check out my review here: http://www.brutalashell.com/2009/08/dvd-review-onechanbara/

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