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Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)

A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.

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Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)

Writer:

Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)
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Credited cast:
Yoshiki Arizono Yoshiki Arizono ... Villain A
Tadanobu Asano ... Dragon Eye Morrison
Masakatsu Funaki Masakatsu Funaki ... Narrator (voice)
Masatoshi Nagase ... Thunderbolt Buddha
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A young boy gets jolted with electricity as he's climbing a tall cable pylon. As he gets older, he experiences intense fits of violence in which bolts of electricity burt from his fists. Elsewhere in Tokyo, there is an electronics wizard who also happens to be a vigilante with a taste for electric weapons. When the pair catch each other's attention, the result is a battle that will light up the city. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Narrator: The dragon. A mythological creature? No. It exists -- inside us.
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Why did you make me angry!
19 December 2004 | by MeganeguardSee all my reviews

Director: Ishii Sogo Duration: 55 minutes

Imagine if you will, a young boy climbing up a towering metal structure that supports dangerous electrical wires while his family down below pleads for him to come down. The imagine one tiny sweat drop on the boy's cheek attracting an electrical bolt from the transformer that strikes him and knocks him from his perch. One would guess that the boy would be fried through, but in the world of _Electric Dragon 80,000 Volts_ this is definitely not the case. Instead the part of the boy's brain that controls emotions is damaged. The boy has a hard time releasing his emotions and when he does it usually results in folks being knocked out cold. The doctors try to keep him in line by shock treatment, but this only keeps him subdued for short periods of time. However, he finds a way to calm his inner demons and this is through an electric guitar, and so Dragon Eye Morrison, Asano Tadanobom is born!!

This movie is quite odd. It is in black and white which makes it feel quite gritty and low budget, but it does make the film's atmosphere quite striking especially when Morrison's anger builds up to overflowing. There is very little dialog and most of the film is spent watching Morrison hunt for lizards. His profession is hunting for lost lizards. However, the scenes in which he fights his arch enemy, Thundrerbolt Buddha, are quite well done. This is a fun film for a bit of mindless entertainment. It should be noted that Asano is in a band with the director Ishii and he also did the calligraphy for the film.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 March 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

80.000 voltos elektromos sárkány See more »

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