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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:
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Kika
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Rikka
Kazuki Namioka ...
Kaito
Yûrei Yanagi ...
Taku
Minoru Torihada
Gadarukanaru Taka ...
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Midori Aoyama
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Yukihide Benny ...
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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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Underwhelmed
15 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, when you go to see a so-bad-it's-good horror/zombie movie, there are a few expectations that need to be met and I could never get past the fact that the act of watching zombies getting killed wasn't amusing. Seriously. The movie used thousands of liters of blood and all too often watching it spray was not remotely funny. The movie delivers on a lot of fronts, but at the end of the day there was too much gore and weird sh*t going on and not enough hilarity and cheering on the hero on screen.

When I saw the movie, it was the headliner for a horror movie film festival and by all means all of the circumstances for movie success were there, but it was just one of those ineffable things where the movie just didn't live up to the expectations.

tl;dr Had potential, but not as entertaining/lighthearted as it should have been


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