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Wild Zero (1999)

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Only legendary Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf can stand between a race of aliens from destroying earth with an army of zombies.

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Drum Wolf ...
Himself
Bass Wolf ...
Himself
Masashi Endô ...
Ace
Kwancharu Shitichai ...
Tobio
Makoto Inamiya ...
Captain
Haruka Nakajo ...
Yamazaki
Shirô Namiki ...
Kondo
Taneko ...
Hanako
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Toshi
Masao ...
Masao
Tawaki Fusamori ...
Mori
Akihiko Murata ...
Toshio
Enami Esako ...
Idle Girl
Kae Egawa ...
Hagoromo Tennyo / Junky Lady
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Aliens are invading the planet and turning humans into zombies. After saving his heros, Guitar Wolf, from their manager, and having the honour of becoming their blood brother, wannabe rocker Ace finds himself caught up in the carnage. He didn't think he'd need Guitar Wolf's help quite so soon. Written by The_Void

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Trash and chaossss!!!!


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Filmed in Thailand. The main cast is Japanese, with the exception of "Tobio" who is played by a Thai actor, but voice dubbed by a Japanese actress. The extras (mostly zombies) are Thai. See more »

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Ace: Rock 'n Roll is NOT over, baby! Rock 'n Roll NEVER DIES!
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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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ToBiO !!!!! ToBiO !!!!! ToBio !!!!
13 January 2005 | by (Hell's Kitchen, NYC) – See all my reviews

Guitar Wolf, Bass Wolf & Drum Wolf are the triumvirate of rock 'n roll cool. They face the greatest foe of rock 'n roll : Squares. Square are best epitomized by the Captain, who dresses in an all white, skin tight outfit at the beginning (also has a nice mop-top). Apparently he enjoys wearing short shorts (BAD THOUGHT ... unclean... unclean). He and those that he represents don't care about rock 'n roll, they only care about money and power.

One might think this is a typical rock 'n roll movie, but it isn't. After our initial showdown between the squares and the Wolf Trio, the movie takes an unexpected twist. This movie then turns into a survival horror movie. It seems that aliens are involved and they are bringing back the dead. So we end up with the Captain versus the Wolf Trio, in the backdrop of a zombie plague/alien invasion. The supporting cast consists of yakuza henchmen, bungling thieves (one of which is a Japanese Steve Buscemi impersonator and another who is a Japanese Margaret Cho impersonator), a female arms dealer, our hero who's trying to be like Guitar Wolf (Ace), Ace's "female" love interest (Tobio) and layer upon layer of various gray zombies.

This movie is a lot of fun and a twist on the zombie movie genre. The music is great. It has a rock n' roll in-your-face feel. I think Guitar Wolf provided the entire soundtrack. Some of the great scenes where the music is blasting and zombies are dropping left and right, you just want to scream and kick down some doors. A funny innovation in this movie is the pee cam (like Miike's turd cam). The finale is quite over the top. Remember watch this movie, kick ass and chew bubble gum. If you need to drink milk, put some cocaine in it first.

RIP Billy.

-Celluloid Rehab


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