Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay (1991)

Rating: C-

Dir: Kazuo Komizu
Star: Cutie Suzuki, Kenzi Ohtsuki, Itou Binpachi, Shimomoto Shirou
a.k.a. Emergency: Living Dead in Tokyo Bay

A Japanese take on the zombie pantheon, specifically Day of the Dead, with the military trying to turn reanimated corpses to their own nefarious aims. Of course, this being Japan, there’s a girl in a cool armoured suit standing between them and success – in this case, the girl is played by pro wrestler Suzuki [other monsters are also played by wrestlers Devil Masami, Kandori Shinobu and Eagle Sawai]. It’s clearly a low budget production, yet the director clearly has some talent, and the joins aren’t too visible. Nothing special or really excessive, but an interesting angle on an old idea.