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Wild Zero (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Music | 28 August 1999 (Japan)
Only legendary Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf can stand between a race of aliens from destroying earth with an army of zombies.

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Tetsuro Takeuchi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guitar Wolf ... Self
Drum Wolf Drum Wolf ... Self
Bass Wolf Bass Wolf ... Self
Masashi Endô Masashi Endô ... Ace
Kwancharu Shitichai Kwancharu Shitichai ... Tobio
Makoto Inamiya Makoto Inamiya ... Captain
Haruka Nakajo Haruka Nakajo ... Yamazaki
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki ... Kondo
Taneko Taneko ... Hanako
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Toshi
Masao Masao ... Masao
Tawaki Fusamori Tawaki Fusamori ... Mori
Akihiko Murata Akihiko Murata ... Toshio
Enami Esako Enami Esako ... Idle Girl
Kae Egawa Kae Egawa ... Hagoromo Tennyo / Junky Lady
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Storyline

Aliens are invading the planet and turning humans into zombies. After saving his heros, Guitar Wolf, from their manager, and having the honour of becoming their blood brother, wannabe rocker Ace finds himself caught up in the carnage. He didn't think he'd need Guitar Wolf's help quite so soon. Written by The_Void

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Trash and chaossss!!!!


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Trivia

The riff that Seiji (Guitar Wolf) plays before heading into action is from "Rumble" by Link Wray, one of the band's main musical influences. See more »

Quotes

Toshi: [to Masaou] You're fucking me off!
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Connections

References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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The Lonely Matress
Performed by The Phantom Surfers
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Rock and Roll lives!
24 September 2009 | by GoregirlsDungeonSee all my reviews

The action revolves around the Japanese garage punk band Guitar Wolf. A trio of coiffed, leather-bound super cool rockers. Ace, our main character is a wannabe rocker and number one fan of Guitar Wolf. One fateful night he finds himself in the middle of a gunfight between Guitar Wolf and an evil hot pant wearing wigged club owner. Guitar Wolf recognizes the lad as having a heart dedicated to the true spirit of rock and roll and makes him a blood brother and furnishes him with a "wolf whistle" to blow if he is ever in trouble. Trouble comes quickly in the form of UFO's and the living dead. Along the way we meet an adorable transsexual desperate for love and a bad ass female weapons dealer. Featuring guitar picks used like ninja throwing stars, a naked woman blasting zombies in the shower, slicing a UFO in half with a Samurai sword, more exploding zombie heads then you can shake a stick at, and of course, plenty of rock and roll, guitar punk sensibility. To enjoy "Wild Zero" you really have to throw out any misconceptions you might have that a film that suffers from bad editing, bad continuity, and a lack of coherent story could possibly be anything but awful. Wild Zero proves that a film can suffer these slings and arrows and still shine brilliantly. It's all about the Rock and Roll! The music in this film kicks some serious ass! It's just a whole bunch of awesomeness. For some additional fun the DVD includes a drinking game you can play while watching the film. A drinking symbol appears sporadically throughout the film like each time a character drinks, says Rock 'n Roll, or a head explodes. I can only imagine that the addition of alcohol would enhance the experience.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 August 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

WiLD ZERO See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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