Violence Jack

June 4, 2017 at 3:56 am (1 Head, Violence Jack) (, , , , , , )

Violence Jack – 1986/1988/1990 – Japan

The Violence Jack series comprises three anime movies about the grisly exploits of Violence Jack. Jack is a giant man with giant muttonchops who (to quote the narrator) “arbitrarily dispenses death with the razor edge of a jack knife”. He might be a supernatural servant of Hell, but it’s unclear. Japan has been destroyed by a comet, and Jack wanders the post-apocalyptic wasteland chopping up giant bikers, giant mutants, and other Mad Max-style freaks.

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

April 30, 2017 at 10:19 pm (9 Heads, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust – 2000 – Japan/United States

In the post-apocalyptic future, humans are hunted by vampires, werewolves, and mutants. In a frontier village, a vampire count kidnaps the mayor’s daughter. To rescue her, the mayor hires D, a half-vampire bounty hunter. D pursues the count across the country, followed by some tank-driving cyborg mercenaries known as the Marcus Brothers. The count intends to flee Earth in a spaceship, but D apprehends him. To D’s surprise, the mayor’s daughter is the count’s willing bride. Considering his melancholic life as a half-vampire outcast, D cannot accept the lovers’ relationship. A bloody duel ensues.

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Manborg

February 18, 2017 at 11:56 pm (8 Heads, Manborg) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Manborg – 2011 – United States

Following the Hell Wars, Nazi vampires from Hell (who look like cenobites from Hellraiser) enslave humanity. Manborg is a cyborg gladiator incarcerated by the vampires in a high-tech prison. He teams up with Justice (a wise-cracking Australian), Mina (a blue-haired girl who looks like an anime character), and #1 Man (a martial artist) to destroy Count Draculon and his legions of vampires, mutants, and robots.

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Highlander: The Search for Vengeance

January 5, 2017 at 2:49 am (6 Heads, Highlander: Search for Vengeance) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Highlander: The Search for Vengeance – 2007 – Japan/United States

During the Roman invasion of Britain in the 1st century AD, a Briton named Colin becomes immortal after imbibing a magic potion. He no longer ages and cannot be killed except by decapitation. When the Roman general Marcus Octavius (also an immortal) kills Colin’s wife, Colin begins a campaign of vengeance lasting two thousand years. Marcus resurfaces in various historical epochs as an authoritarian leader, and Colin unsuccessfully tries to kill him each time. They duel as samurai in medieval Japan, and dogfight in planes during World War II. Eventually, Colin encounters Marcus again in post-apocalyptic New York in the year 2187 AD. Marcus has become ruler of a high-tech enclave and Colin leads a group of guerilla fighters to destroy him. Colin finally manages to kill him, but only after falling in love and realizing the pointlessness of revenge.

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Birth

March 12, 2016 at 4:03 am (5 Heads, Birth) (, , , , , )

Birth (a.k.a. Birth: A War of Two Worlds!) – 1984 – Japan

The universe is in an embryonic state. Apparently, when it is populated by enough “organics” (humans), the universe will be “reborn”. The presence of hostile “inorganics” (robots) is stopping this somehow. None of this makes sense, but the result is a battle between humans and robots on a post-apocalypse desert planet. A spunky pilot woman, an unremarkable warrior, and a brash space merchant are on quest for a bazooka that can destroy all the robots and blow up the whole planet.

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Genocyber

January 3, 2016 at 1:07 am (6 Heads, Genocyber) (, , , , , , , , )

Genocyber – 1994 – Japan

In futuristic Hong Kong, scientists research “vajra” energy, which is generated from “mind shadows”. None of this makes sense, but people develop destructive psychic powers as a result. Harnessing vajra energy, ambitious corporate tycoons create psychic cyborgs and sell them to the military. One such cyborg is a young girl named Elaine (a.k.a. Genocyber). After transforming into a monster, she destroys her creators and eventually the world.

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Chosen Survivors

October 11, 2015 at 5:12 pm (6 Heads, Chosen Survivors) (, , , , , )

Chosen Survivors – 1974 – United States/Mexico

During a global nuclear holocaust, ten people are imprisoned by the U.S. government in a high-tech underground bunker. The ten were computer-selected for their intellectual, physical, and leadership qualifications. When the fallout clears in five years, they will be released from the isolated bunker to rebuild civilization. Unfortunately, on the first day of their confinement, the complex is infiltrated by a colony of intelligent, aggressive vampire bats.

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The Weathering Continent

August 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm (4 Heads, Weathering Continent) (, , , , , , )

The Weathering Continent – 1992 – Japan

A stoic warrior, an effeminate priest, and a clumsy teenage girl search for water in a desert wasteland. They stumble into a city-like tomb where thousands of mummified corpses are posed as if going about their daily business. Also in the tomb, a clan of macho bandits searches for treasure and awakens hostile ghosts. The travelers, bandits, and ghosts eventually have a showdown.

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Hell Comes to Frogtown

February 17, 2015 at 12:52 am (8 Heads, Hell Comes to Frogtown) (, , , , , )

Hell Comes to Frogtown – 1988 – United States

Society is annihilated in a nuclear holocaust and most of mankind is sterile. To bolster its population and continue fighting the apocalyptic war, America’s Provisional Government desperately seeks fertile people. Sam Hell is a sexy ultra-fertile rogue indentured by the government. Accompanied by two badass soldier babes, he infiltrates the mutant outpost of Frogtown to rescue fertile women from the harem of a frog-man crime boss.

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Appleseed

December 16, 2014 at 4:01 am (4 Heads, Appleseed) (, , , , , , , , , )

Appleseed – 1988 – Japan

Following World War III, Earth is a wasteland aside from the city of Olympus. Run by a supercomputer called Gaia, Olympus is a utopia inhabited by humans, cyborgs, and bioroids (bioengineered robots). SWAT team members Dunan (a human woman) and Bularios (a cyborg man) are on a mission to eliminate terrorists intent on destroying Gaia. With guns, mecha, and moxie, the pair bust perps and cause collateral damage.

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