films seen
13
average score
2.92*
nationality
Japan - 51 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Iguchi is in fact capable of directing more serious films, but his bet on over-the-top horror, comedy and cult made him an instant cult favorite. He's the archetypical manchild, but he leans into that so hard it's difficult not to like him.

Rare treats

Mutant Girls Squad poster

Mutant Girls Squad

by Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Tak Sakaguchi
Also know as: Sento Shojo: Chi no Tekkamen Densetsu
Specifics: Japan [2010] - 89 mins
Genre: Horror
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4.5

If you still haven't seen enough bodily mutations, strange nose guns or creative ways to slice people in half (or more parts), this is a film that cannot be missed.

The good stuff

The Machine Girl poster

The Machine Girl

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Kataude Mashin Garu
Specifics: Japan [2008] - 96 mins
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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4.0

If you like Japanese weirdness, gore and crazy black comedy coolness you'll like The Machine Girl.

Solid pieces

The Flowers of Evil poster

The Flowers of Evil

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Aku no Hana
Specifics: Japan [2019] - 127 mins
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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3.5

Surprisingly mature and serious film from Iguchi, best known for his crazy horror shlock. This manga/anime adaptation is a pretty typical Japanese coming of age drama, though it fosters a darker side that brings an interesting edge to the film. Well acted, solid visuals and intriguing characters make for a fine film.

The ABCs of Death poster

The ABCs of Death

by Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi
Specifics: USA, New Zealand [2012] - 129 mins
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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3.5
Tomie: Unlimited poster

Tomie: Unlimited

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Tomie: Anrimiteddo
Specifics: Japan [2011] - 85 mins
Genre: Horror
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3.5
Zombie Ass poster

Zombie Ass

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Zonbi Asu
Specifics: Japan [2011] - 85 mins
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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3.5

Noboru Iguchi (Mutant Girls Squad) unleashed a very special kind of cinema onto the world when he made The Machine Girl. He has been struggling to repeat that success and has since been bested by his Sushi Typhoon buddies. With his latest film Iguchi seems to have finally settled into an even smaller niche though. Zombie Ass must be one of the most outrageously embarrassing films currently out there, and for that reason alone it should be worth a small gamble.

Even though Zombie Ass isn't part of the official Sushi Typhoon catalogue, it's very much in line with other Sushi Typhoon releases. Bad CG, horrible actors and a pretty amateurish finish are all part of the deal, but in return you get some of the weirdest, sickest and funniest moments ever caught on film. If there ever was a "so bad it is good" flick, this one is definitely it.

Iguchi expands on the short he entered in the ABCs of Death anthology (F is for Fart). Never before has a director explored the CG fart in such devastating depths and with such great conviction. Ironically the longer running time actually plays in Iguchi's favor here, as the ever-increasing sense of embarrassment really adds to the fun. Not that the entire film is about farts, there are also a bunch on toilet zombies and a group of anal tentacles to balance out the narrative. Great art this is not, but if you're looking for 90 minutes of mind-blowing weirdness, Zombie Ass is a must see.

RoboGeisha poster

RoboGeisha

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Robo-geisha
Specifics: Japan [2009] - 102 mins
Genre: Comedy, Sci-fi, Action
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3.5

The inoffensive

Dead Sushi poster

Dead Sushi

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Deddo Sushi
Specifics: Japan [2012] - 92 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action, Horror
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Ghost Squad poster

Ghost Squad

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Gôsuto Sukuwaddo
Specifics: Japan [2018] - 106 mins
Genre: Action, Horror
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2.5

With the Sushi Typhoon craze behind us, directors like Iguchi are left struggling to make something worthwhile. Ghost Squad has its moments, especially during the second half of the film, but the cheap look, bad acting and dull bits in between make it needlessly difficult to appreciate what is supposed to be fun and light-hearted entertainment.

Denjin Zaborger: The Movie poster

Denjin Zaborger: The Movie

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Denjin Zabôgâ
Specifics: Japan [2011] - 114 mins
Genre: Sci-fi, Action
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2.5

Dubious filler

Live poster

Live

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Raivu
Specifics: Japan [2014] - 105 mins
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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2.0

Big nopes

Sukeban Boy poster

Sukeban Boy

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Oira Sukeban
Specifics: Japan [2006] - 62 mins
Genre: Comedy, Action, Horror
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1.0
Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: The Harlequin Girl poster

Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: The Harlequin Girl

by Noboru Iguchi
Also know as: Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu Gekijô - Madara no Shôjo
Specifics: Japan [2005] - 53 mins
Genre: Horror
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