A new romance between factory workers Yôji (Issei Takahashi) and Sachiko (Aoba Kawai) is going well — that is, until aliens invade Earth and implant themselves into tumor-like growths on humans’ shoulders. When Sachiko is attacked and transformed into a slave cyborg, it’s up to the half-infected Yôji to rescue his lover. Co-directors Jun’ichi Yamamoto and Yudai Yamaguchi surround their tender love story with a rollickingly gross splatter-fest.
Just like Tokyo Gore Police, Meatball Machine delivers in the “Over the Top” area. There’s gore for days, and over the top special effects. SFX gurus will not be displeased. This one, MoW’s, is a rent.