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Junk (2000)
"Junk: Shiryô-gari" (original title)

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A team of jewel-thieves fight for their lives in a zombie-infested factory.

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Credited cast:
Nobuyuki Asano ...
Jun
Shû Ehara ...
Akira
Tate Gouta ...
Ramon
Yûji Kishimoto ...
Nakada
Miwa ...
Kyôko / Zombie Queen
Natsuki Ozawa
Kaori Shimamura ...
Saki
Koutarou Tanaka ...
Toraji
Kôtarô Tanaka
Deborah Joy Vinall ...
Sharon (as 'Debolar Joy Vinall')
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Four crooks rob a jewelery shop, then head for an abandoned factory where they plan to fence the goods to the Yakuza. Unfortunately, their chosen location happens to be the same place where American scientists had previously experimented on resurrecting the dead. Written by Niz

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Fun Japanese Zombie Junk
27 July 2009 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

Not the best zombie movie ever, but certainly not the worst either. Fun splatter effects, but boy, weren't those the slowest moving zombies you've seen ever! My grandpa even moves faster than that, and he's dead for over 15 years... But that evil Japanese zombie-chick was so cool! Naturally, this film shouldn't be taken too seriously, as the filmmakers never intended it that way either.

You'll be able to spot several winks/homages to other films. The zombies are styled after the blue-ish ones from Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD. We get to see the syringe filled with green fluid from RE-ANIMATOR. And since we're dealing with thieves and yakuza here, all running around in an abandoned factory, you might as well add Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS to the list.

JUNK (2000) would make up for a fine and fun Japanese zombie double feature night together with STACY (2001).


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