Tokyo Gore Police (東京残酷警察 Tōkyō Zankoku Keisatsu?) is a 2008 Japanese gore film co-written, edited, and directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura and stars Eihi Shiina as Ruka, a vengeful police officer.
Tokyo Gore Police was released to several film festivals in North America. It received generally positive reviews, noting that Tokyo Gore Police lives up to the film’s title, by being gory, perverse and bizarre.
The film is set in a near future chaotic Japan. A mad scientist known as “Key Man” has created a virus that mutates humans into monstrous creatures called “Engineers” that sprout bizarre weapons from any injury. The Tokyo Police Force has been privatized to deal with this new threat of engineers, so a special squad of officers called “Engineer Hunters” are created to deal with them. However, unlike the average police force, the Engineer Hunters are a private quasi-military force that utilize violence, sadism, and streetside executions to maintain law and order.
Helping the police force is Ruka, an anti-social, self-harming loner, who is very skilled in dispatching the engineers. Along with helping the police, she is looking for the killer of her father, an old-fashioned officer who was murdered in broad daylight by a mysterious assassin. Ruka soon receives a new case to hunt down Key Man. When she meets Key Man, Ruka finds that they are both seeking vengeance against the corrupt officers who killed their fathers many years ago. However, it was Key Man’s father who actually murdered Ruka’s father. Soon afterwards, Ruka’s life takes on bizarre, tragic twists and turns.