File this one in the “so-stupid” pile as whoever thought of this concept must surely have been on something fierce. Sure, it’s your standard Asylum produced film meaning that it is nothing but a campy B movie but watching this footage will make your IQ drop like a rock. Still, it’s good for a few laughs. You know you have a winner on your hands anytime you have “Academy Award Winning Actress” (not) Tara Reid screaming banal dialogue and Beverly Hills 90210 alum Ian Ziering slicing a flying shark in two with a chainsaw.
Noboru Iguchi’s Robogeisha might have had an insane trailer but the actual movie feels incredibly sedate as he attempts to marry a typical Japanese exploitation film with traditional sappy melodrama resulting in a final product that feels incredibly mundane despite the inclusion of slap-happy action sequences. While it is certainly refreshing to see someone like Iguchi at least attempt to add some needed depth to the various characters it seems somewhat of a misstep considering that an exploitation film relies on every other ingredient from excessive sex and violence to purposely bad dialogue rather than spending hours of film on backstory.