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Helldriver (2010)

Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 23 July 2011 (Japan)
Still reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.
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Credited cast:
Yumiko Hara ... Kika
Eihi Shiina ... Rikka
Kazuki Namioka Kazuki Namioka ... Kaito
Yûrei Yanagi Yûrei Yanagi ... Taku
Minoru Torihada Minoru Torihada
Taka Guadalcanal Taka Guadalcanal ... (as Guadalcanal Taka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Midori Aoyama Midori Aoyama
Asami ... Wall guard
Yukihide Benny Yukihide Benny ... Man on the wall
Norman England Norman England ... Annoyed patron
Yasuhiko Fukuda Yasuhiko Fukuda
Yukihiro Haruzono Yukihiro Haruzono
Rie Hayasaka Rie Hayasaka
Miki Hirase Miki Hirase
Horiken Horiken ... (as Horiken.)
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Still reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 July 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Helldriver See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Released in Japan on July 23, 2011. See more »

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The "opening credits" do not run until about the halfway point of the movie. See more »

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References Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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J-spoloitation is back!
29 October 2011 | by viiempyreanSee all my reviews

The new entry into the "J-sploitation" genre, or what I've lovingly dubbed it "the purposefully hilarious, batshit crazy Asian B-movie" genre, this time from renowned splatter director Yoshihiro Nishimura, the genius behind "Tokyo Gore Police". We're treated to people lap dancing on spinal columns, alien starfish, a scene straight out of Power Rangers featuring zombies using their newborn (umbilical cord an all) as projectiles, an eight armed zombie that sounds like the putty patrol, a zombie seemingly made of weapons fighting an armored car, a car made of zombies, a fight sequence on top of a rocket propelled airplane made of zombies, zombies playing the accordion, zombies getting anally jousted with a chainsaw sword, the title sequence appearing after the hour mark, overall hilarious dialog and much, much more. It may not be as brilliant as its contemporaries but "Helldriver, RoboGeisha, Machine Girl", etc. all prove that nobody makes B-movies like the Asians, not even The Asylum. Also, it's still very strange seeing Eihi Shiina in this crazy villain role after seeing her in "Audition" but she's still amazing.


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