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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)

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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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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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Narrator: The dragon. A mythological creature? No. It exists -- inside us.
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Furious visual Hardcore
10 March 2002 | by buffalo666See all my reviews

This is an aggressive Tour de Force in the vein of the early works of Shinya Tsukamoto, while nor sharing the intense body horror of those films or the extreme stand toward sexuality. Two electrified superheros battle for domination in this short (55 min) b/w feature film by Sogo Ishii. Electric Dragon Eye who was superempowered by an accident is capable of communicating with reptiles and releases his amphetamine stridden electronic energy by playing electric guitar on the streets. He is provoked by another stud the Thunderbold Buddha that is wearing a split mask over his head. Superfast cut Comic action combined with the sound of Ishiis own band Mach.167 culminates in a furious battle on the rooftop of a japanese megalopolis. Its Cyberpunk and definitely related to digital hardcore music or Alec Empire.


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