Aliens are invading the Earth and inserting themselves into humans, turning them into slave cyborgs, hosts for the parasitic alien life forms.
When Sachiko is infected and transformed, it’s up to her colleague and wanna-be-lover Yoji, who himself is already half-infected, to save her with his new-found mutated state and deadly weapons growing out from his body.
Part tragic love story, part body horror, MEATBALL MACHINE is an extreme steam punk gore fest which has stood the test of time since its first release and has since spawned a sequel MEATBALL MACHINE: KODOKU (directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura who was the special effects director of this original MEATBALL MACHINE).
Special Extras (In SD except Director Interview):
Exclusive director interview with Yudai Yamaguchi (commissioned by Terracotta, director Yudai Yamaguchi reflects on MEATBALL MACHINE more than 15 years on)
Cast and Crew Interviews - 'Maximum Meatball Machine'
'Reject of Death' short film
'What's about Doi?' short film
'Illustration build-up' showcasing the cover art process by artist Simon Heard
Trailer: Original Meatball Machine trailer
Trailer: Meatball Machine: Kodoku (dir.Yoshihiro Nishimura)
Audio commentary by Issei Takahashi, Yudai Yamaguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura
Keita Amemiya / Shinichi Hiromoto - Concept Designs
Directors: Yudai Yamaguchi, Junichi Yamamoto
Cast: Issei Takahashi, Aoba Kawai, Kenichi Kawasaki
Genre: Japanese splatter; sci fi; body horror
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)