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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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The dead will devour the living See more »

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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 »

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Japan Home Video (JHV) See more »
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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 »

Alternate Versions

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

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Gory zombie movie made in Japan
8 February 2002 | by Splatterdome-AMHSee all my reviews

In an abandoned factory on the Japanese island of Okinawa, the U.S. army secretly developed a serum called "DNX" that is able to bring the dead back to life. Something went wrong and all scientists were killed. Now meet Saki and her gang. They just robbed a jeweller and are on their way to meet some Yakuza for a big deal. Guessed their meeting point? It doesn't take long time and an army of bloodthirsty zombies is after them. Soon everybody is running and fighting for his life...

20 years after the heydays of ultra-gory Italian zombie movies, the Japanese start to produce somehow very similar movies like this one. Heavily influenced by such films as George A. Romero's zombie trilogy, Italian and Spanish shockers from the late 70's and early 80's and the 1992 Japanese film "Living Dead in Tokyo Bay", this is a fun splatter film, and as such it delivers what fans would expect. The gory special effects are done very well most of the time - if you can't stand dismemberment, heads blown into pieces and gut-munching zombies, stay far away! On the other side, splatter movie fans will have plenty of fun with this movie.


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