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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 ... Himself
Drum Wolf Drum Wolf ... Himself
Bass Wolf Bass Wolf ... Himself
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 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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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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 August 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Дикий ноль See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Guitar Wolf is an actual band. Some of their albums are available in the United States through Matador Records. One of the best is "Planet of the Wolves" which features the movie's title track "Wild Zero". See more »

Quotes

Guitar Wolf: [Repeated Line] ROCK N' ROLL!
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Sexy Sweater Girl
Performed by Charlie And The Hot Wheels
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Hey-Ho! Let's Go! THE greatest Japanese rock'n'roll zombie movie ever made!
20 February 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I love rock'n'roll and I love zombie movies, and 'Wild Zero' combines the two into a fantastically entertaining and energetic movie that I'm certain in years to come will be regarded as a trash classic. I usually like my zombie movies to be serious, but in this case I didn't mind the silliness at all. In fact I absolutely loved every minute of it! Cult Japanese trio Guitar Wolf, who deftly mix punk, rockabilly, garage and surf influences, star in this impossible to categorize fun fun fun romp which jumps genres as fast as Johnny Ramone changes bar chords. Masashi Endo plays Ace, a major Guitar Wolf fan, who helps the band out of a tight spot with a nasty promoter. Guitar Wolf give him a whistle and tell him to use it if he's ever in a jam. Little does Ace know he'll soon be stuck in the middle of a rampaging zombie horde! Believe me, there is has been nothing quite like this movie ever before. It's stupid but GOOD stupid. No, make that GREAT stupid. I thought it was absolutely wonderful and if Ed Wood, Lucio Fulci, Link Wray and The Dickies mean anything to you then this is ESSENTIAL viewing! I'm usually wary of sequels but if 'Wild Zero' ever has one I'll be queueing up to see it!


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