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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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Cast

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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A joy ride. (Festival poster) See more »

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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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Produced and distributed in Japan along with Alien vs. Ninja (2010), Yakuza Weapon (2011) and Deadball (2011) as the second wave of Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon series of J-sploitation cinema. See more »

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Underwhelmed
15 October 2011 | by benjamindbennettSee all my reviews

Okay, when you go to see a so-bad-it's-good horror/zombie movie, there are a few expectations that need to be met and I could never get past the fact that the act of watching zombies getting killed wasn't amusing. Seriously. The movie used thousands of liters of blood and all too often watching it spray was not remotely funny. The movie delivers on a lot of fronts, but at the end of the day there was too much gore and weird sh*t going on and not enough hilarity and cheering on the hero on screen.

When I saw the movie, it was the headliner for a horror movie film festival and by all means all of the circumstances for movie success were there, but it was just one of those ineffable things where the movie just didn't live up to the expectations.

tl;dr Had potential, but not as entertaining/lighthearted as it should have been


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