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Yoshihiro Nishimura (written by) &
Daichi Nagisa (written by)
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Release Date:
23 July 2011 (Japan) See more »
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Still 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. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
Writing credits
Yoshihiro Nishimura (written by) &
Daichi Nagisa (written by)

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer
Akifumi Sugihara .... executive producer
Ryô Uchiyama .... line producer
Hiroyuki Yamada .... producer
Shôta Ôba .... marketing producer
Original Music by
Kou Nakagawa  (as Kô Nakagawa)
Cinematography by
Shu G. Momose 
Film Editing by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
Production Design by
Nori Fukuda 
Costume Design by
Minori Niizaki 
Makeup Department
Yoshinari Dohi .... special makeup effects artist
Daisuke Ebata .... special makeup effects artist
Taiga Ishino .... special makeup effects artist
Ayumi Nakajima .... special makeup effects artist
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects supervisor
Yûta Okuyama .... special makeup effects artist
Chieko Shimizu .... hair stylist
Chieko Shimizu .... makeup artist
Kazuhide Shimohata .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Ikumi Taguchi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jun Shiozaki .... assistant director
Art Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... character designer
Sound Department
Hisashi Iwamaru .... sound mixer
Kyûya Nakagawa .... sound
Visual Effects by
Satoru Ichikawa .... cg artist
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
Iori Mineta .... cg artist
Hidenobu Sasakura .... cg director
Shigenori Sobue .... cg artist
Miyuki Wakamatsu .... cg artist
Yoshio Miyaki .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Hiroshi Ôta .... lighting director
Editorial Department
Takeshi Wada .... editing director
Music Department
Ted Geoghegan .... singer
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... singer
Marc Walkow .... singer
Other crew
Norman England .... subtitlist
Isao Karasawa .... action director
Yoshiki Takahashi .... poster designer
Demo Tanaka .... director: making of
Marc Walkow .... overseas promotion

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Also Known As:
"Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ" - Japan (original title)
"Hell Driver" - International (English title) (alternative spelling), Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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117 min | 106 min (international version) | Taiwan:105 min (Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival)
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Released in Japan on July 23, 2011.See more »
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
I hope this is not the new style of Japanese gore flicks, 23 November 2011
Author: trashgang from Midian

I liked so many extreme gory flicks coming from Japan in the eighties and nineties because they were full of gore and red stuff. But times are changing and lately flicks coming from Japan aren't my cup of tea anymore. It started with Takashi Miiki's Yattâman (Yatterman). I loved the man and every gorehound has at least seen one of his flicks. The last one I liked was from Masters Of Horror 'Imprint' which I even bought uncut on Blu Ray. But Yatterman was something weird, it contained too much of CGI and had a strange story. It failed completely for me and I hoped that this new kind of shooting was a one in a kind.

Was I wrong, I saw this due Asami being in it who I met at a convention and tried to talk with, she only understood Japanese, luckily Kurando Mitsutake (Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf) was there to translate everything. Another reason was that Eihi Shiina (Audition) was in it, she's back in business and Asami is a new star in her native land. What we have is an extremely gory flick but it made me think of Yatterman. So much CGI and weird things like zombies with horns. And the scene with the mother tearing out the heart of her child is indeed gory but it's full of CGI and exaggerated things that I disliked it.

If this is the new way of making Japanese flicks then I guess I will leave that scene. For the moment things I liked was Vampire Girls vs Frankenstein Girls or Alien vs Ninja but Helldriver wasn't my thing. I can dig weird story lines but this was over the top. But I won't give up, I would like to see Erotibot with Asami, let's hope this is old school HK III. Maybe Yoshihiro Nishimura, the director, should better staid at his make-up department (Tokyo Gore Police or Machine Girl).

Gore 5/5 Nudity 1/5 Effects 4/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 1/5

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