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Bakuretsu toshi (1982)

Punk rock gangs and music groups clash with one another and the brutal police force in a futuristic Tokyo setting.

Director:

Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)

Writer:

Jûgatsu Toi (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michirô Endô Michirô Endô
Shigeru Izumiya Shigeru Izumiya
Takanori Jinnai Takanori Jinnai
Kou Machida ... (as Machizo Machida)
Shigeru Muroi Shigeru Muroi
Shinya Ohe Shinya Ohe ... Flying Kazato
Yasuto Sugawara Yasuto Sugawara
Jûgatsu Toi Jûgatsu Toi
Umanosuke Ueda Umanosuke Ueda
Genki Yoshimura Genki Yoshimura
Mayumi Ômura Mayumi Ômura
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Punk rock gangs and music groups clash with one another and the brutal police force in a futuristic Tokyo setting.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 March 1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Burst City See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Central Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Cyberpunk Pioneer
9 July 2006 | by north_star22See all my reviews

I'd like to start this comment section by first off saying I do enjoy and appreciate to a certain extent the cinematic agenda of "cyberpunk cinema". I really enjoyed Fukui's "Rubber's Lover" and I appreciate the aesthetic genius of films like "Tetsuo", "Pinocchio 964", even the recent "Bottled Fools". But with that said and done, that is basically what all these films are, simply aesthetically pleasing. That statement reaches its height with this earlier film called Burst City by cyberpunk pioneer Sogo Ishii. With so clever, innovative and kinetic cinematography Ishii just creates a clash between Mad Max and Rock n Roll High School. There is no substance to this style, not even some of the obscure images that one may be used to from seeing Tsukamoto's earlier films. And actually in some ways, Burst City's style obstructs the viewer from any type of cohesion so what ensues is total anarchy. I was really excited about seeing this early film from Ishii too because I first really enjoyed the psychological thriller "Angel Dust" and then came to enjoy his return to form in "Dead End Run" but "Burst City" turned out to be a major disappointment.


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