Quickies: Helldriver (Japan, 2010) and Castaway on the Moon (Korea, 2009)

I was certain “Helldriver” would be a Japanese splatter winner, as it looked to be a spiritual sequel to Yoshihiro Nishimura’s masterpiece Tokyo Gore Police, with Eihi Shiina in the leading villain role, a chainsaw as the weapon of choice for newcomer hero Yumiko Hara, and Old Faithful levels of blood geysering into the stratosphere all but a certainty.

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