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Helldriver (2010)
"Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  23 July 2011 (Japan)
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Stilling reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.

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Credited cast:
Yumiko Hara ...
Kika
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Rikka
Kazuki Namioka ...
Kaito
Yûrei Yanagi ...
Taku
Minoru Torihada
Gadarukanaru Taka ...
(as Guadalcanal Taka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Midori Aoyama
...
Wall guard
Yukihide Benny ...
Man on the wall
Norman England ...
Annoyed patron
Yasuhiko Fukuda
Yukihiro Haruzono
Rie Hayasaka
Miki Hirase
Honoka
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Stilling reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.

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Produced and distributed in Japan along with Alien vs. Ninja (2010), Yakuza Weapon (2011) and Deadball (2011) as the second wave of Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon series of J-sploitation cinema. See more »

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The "opening credits" do not run until about the halfway point of the movie. See more »

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J-spoloitation is back!
29 October 2011 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The new entry into the "J-sploitation" genre, or what I've lovingly dubbed it "the purposefully hilarious, batshit crazy Asian B-movie" genre, this time from renowned splatter director Yoshihiro Nishimura, the genius behind "Tokyo Gore Police". We're treated to people lap dancing on spinal columns, alien starfish, a scene straight out of Power Rangers featuring zombies using their newborn (umbilical cord an all) as projectiles, an eight armed zombie that sounds like the putty patrol, a zombie seemingly made of weapons fighting an armored car, a car made of zombies, a fight sequence on top of a rocket propelled airplane made of zombies, zombies playing the accordion, zombies getting anally jousted with a chainsaw sword, the title sequence appearing after the hour mark, overall hilarious dialog and much, much more. It may not be as brilliant as its contemporaries but "Helldriver, RoboGeisha, Machine Girl", etc. all prove that nobody makes B-movies like the Asians, not even The Asylum. Also, it's still very strange seeing Eihi Shiina in this crazy villain role after seeing her in "Audition" but she's still amazing.


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