the production company that brought you Big
Tits Zombie comes a wonderfully entertaining, if
entirely insubstantial genre mash-up that is crazy enough to
put a smile on anyone’s face.
The ridiculously cute Tamayo (Mahiro Aine) is a wealthy heiress
who lives alone, her every need (including her initiation into
sexuality) catered to by three robot servants – there’s
the handsome No.1, the powerful brute No. 2 and her favourite,
the rather clumsy Sukekiyo (Yuuya Tokumoto), who often daydreams
about a romantic life with his mistress. Their idyllic life
is interrupted by jealous family member Tsukiyo (Maria Ozawa)
and her Ninja bodyguard Azami (Asami), who are determined to
stop Tomayo inheriting the family fortune any way they can.
Combining wacky comedy, softcore sex, science fiction, action
and splatter, Erotibot is very Japanese
and all the more fun for that. The humour is not exactly subtle,
the gore scenes that arrive at the finale are both unexpected
remarkably gruesome (if somewhat cheesy) given the lightweight
nature of the film, and the sex scenes very much of the soft
porn variety – although they take a while to arrive, given
the fact that this is ostensibly a sexy film. The erotic elements
of the film are also treated in a comedic manner - No. 1 having
to continually adjust his programming when Tamayo proves to
be rather less modest than a virgin is supposed to be.
the special effects in the film are fairly shoddy, but that
simply adds to the overall camp feel that Erotibot
has. As for the cast, Ozawa makes an impressive imposing and
sexy villain, Aine is thoroughly charming and Tokumoto is awkward
and bumbling, which is all any of their characters need to be.
While not reaching the insanity level of recent Japanese splatter
fests like Machine Girl, Erotibot
is an enjoyable mix of naked flesh, action, comedy and gushing
blood that bounces along with plenty of enthusiasm. As such,
it’s hard to resist its charms!
LES DE MONZE
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