by Chris MaGee
It's not just New York, and the East Cost with Fantasia and the Shinsedai Cinema Festival, that will be seeing high profile Japanese films roll into their town this summer. This week the Asian Film Festival of Dallas announced the first films of their annual line-up. Amongst films by Wilson Yip (Ip Man 2), Jing Wong (I Corrupt All Cops) and Arvin Chen (Au Revoir Taipei) the AFFD will be bringing tongue-in-cheek gore master Noboru Iguchi's film "RoboGeisha" to Texas' capital.
The film has a pretty razor-thin plot involving two sisters who are recruited into an army of cybernetic geisha assassins is certainly not Kurosawa (Akira or Kiyoshi), but that's not really the point. It has women with swords attached to their butts, geisha who transform into tanks and a giant kaiju monster masquerading as Osaka Castle. Who needs plot?
This year's Asian Film Festival of Dallas runs from July 23rd to July 29th, and if you haven;t seen the trailer for "RoboGeisha yet here it is to get you Texans motivated. Thanks to Twitch for the heads up.