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Wild Zero Details

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Romance

FULL SYNOPSIS

Flesh-eating zombies, exploding heads, UFOs, transgendered love, and rock & roll are all on display in this uber-"B"-flick starring Japanese punk band Guitar Wolf. Helmed by noted video director Takeuchi Tetsuro -- known as "MTV Man" in Japan -- the film duly opens during a Guitar Wolf concert with leather-clad rocker Ace (Endo Masashi) watching agog in the audience. During a bloody confrontation between Guitar Wolf and his sleazy, hot pants-wearing manager the Captain (Makoto Inamiya), Ace tries to defend his idols, only to get socked in the mouth for his effort. Guitar Wolf makes Ace his blood brother, gives him a whistle to sound during times of trouble, then races off to their next gig. Following Guitar Wolf on his motorcycle, Ace happens upon a comely waif named Tabio (Shitichai Kwancharu) during a gas station robbery. Soon, the threat of a knife-welding lunatic seems paltry compared to the sudden appearance of a legion of zombies hungry for living flesh. In the heat of a pitched battle between the young couple and the horde of the undead, true love blooms. Then, when things start getting really weird, Guitar Wolf comes to the rescue with guns and guitars a-blazin'. This film was screened during the Midnight Madness program at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

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