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Junk (2000)

Junk: Shiryô-gari (original title)
A team of jewel-thieves fight for their lives in a zombie-infested factory.

Director:

Atsushi Muroga

Writer:

Atsushi Muroga
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nobuyuki Asano Nobuyuki Asano ... Jun
Shû Ehara Shû Ehara ... Akira
Tate Gouta Tate Gouta ... Ramon
Anthony Grow Anthony Grow ... Knife Zombie, head shot zombie
Yûji Kishimoto Yûji Kishimoto ... Nakada
Miwa Miwa ... Kyôko / Zombie Queen
Natsuki Ozawa Natsuki Ozawa
Kaori Shimamura Kaori Shimamura ... Saki
Koutarou Tanaka Koutarou Tanaka ... Toraji
Kôtarô Tanaka Kôtarô Tanaka ... Toraji
Deborah Joy Vinall Deborah Joy Vinall ... Sharon (as 'Debolar Joy Vinall')
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Four crooks rob a jewelery shop, then head for an abandoned factory where they plan to fence the goods to the Yakuza. Unfortunately, their chosen location happens to be the same place where American scientists had previously experimented on resurrecting the dead. Written by Niz

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sci-fi violence/gore, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

22 January 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Junk See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Japan Home Video (JHV) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Color:

Color
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The American soldiers featured in the film are real soldiers stationed in Japan at the time. See more »

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Uncut version running 91 minutes also available on DVD. See more »

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Watchable but amateurish
23 January 2005 | by slake09See all my reviews

I like zombie movies, and I like Japanese movies, but this one was just too amateurish. The acting went from bad to worse, at times getting so bad you couldn't concentrate on the movie - you had to stop and marvel at a line delivered particularly badly, wondering why it wasn't edited out and if that actor was possibly a funding source for the movie. To be fair, the Japanese actors, in general, did a much better job than their American counterparts.

For a better example of the Japanese zombie movie, see Bio Zombie. That at least has a decent level of humor. Junk had little to no humor, indicating that they took the movie a little too seriously. It wasn't so bad that I couldn't finish watching, but it was so bad I knew I'd never watch it again.


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