I don't know where to start with this thing, other than to say it started at 11 PM and didn't end until three. Tokyo Gore Police may have run at NYAFF before (not that I'd gotten around to seeing it before last night) but it certainly never ran like this. I might remember stuff out of order: forgive me. Also, this entry, like the showing, is very, very long, so be prepared for that.
Firstly, the directors of Tokyo Gore Police and Machine Girl, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Noboru Iguchi, along with CG man Tsuyoshi Kazuno and CG's mortal enemy, Tak Sakaguchi, who'd also been around for the showing of his own Otokojuku movie, were all present. I can't emphasize enough that these dudes truly seem to love their work, and that they sure as hell know how to have some fun. Some seriously twisted fun, yes, but isn't that the best kind?
Before you continue, I should probably elaborate on the film themselves. Machine Girl, Tokyo Gore Police, and the rest of these guys' work are not for everybody. There's certainly worse stuff out there that's disgusting for its own sake-- may you never see it-- but these films push the boundaries of the bloody, grotesque and cruel, and they push it so far that they are often very, very funny. This is not the kind of horror that scares: it is the kind of horror where you either laugh or throw up. If you are squeamish about blood and guts, or about graphic descriptions of the atrocities on display in these films, I recommend you move slowly away from these movies and from this post. If you are already laughing, then you're home.