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Ace, a rockabilly fan who really wants to be cool, is on his way to see his favorite rock group, Guitar Wolf, when a strange thing occurs... aliens invade the earth and people start returning to life as flesh-eating zombies! Enlisting the help of the (real life) Japanese rock/punk band Guitar Wolf, Ace and the members of the band get entangled in many misadventures with crazy rock managers in very tight shorts, transsexuals, naked women shooting guns in the shower and blood-thirsty zombies ready to tear them apart! Leather jackets, loud over-modulated music, laser guitar picks, motorcycles, muscle cars and LOTS of fire... It's all right here! Did we also happen to mention flesh-eating zombies? Think DAWN OF THE DEAD meets KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK with the humor of EVIL DEAD 2 and that's what WILD ZERO is all about.
- Widescreen (1.85:1) Presentation
- Optimal Quality Dual-Layer RSDL Edition
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Surround
- Special Foil Titled Cover
- Original Japanese Language Version
- Newly Translated Removable English Subtitles
- Guitar Wolf Biography
- Behind-the-Scenes Music Video
- First Ever DVD DRINKING GAME Technology!
- Still Gallery and an Easter Egg!
- Theatrical Trailer
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The plot goes something like this:
Ace helps Guitar Wolf defend the honor of Rock n Roll against an effeminate night club owner who insists cheeseball pop is the way of the future. For this, Guitar Wolf makes Ace a blood brother and gives him a magical whistle that he can blow and summon Guitar Wolf to help him anytime.
Ace meets a girl and, later, tries to help save her from zombies that were somehow created by aliens in flying saucers. The aliens aren't elaborated on, you just see their flying saucers and are led to make the connection between the two.
Then, a handful of zombies, exploding heads, laser beam eyes, guitar-swords, fire-spurting microphones and shouts of "ROCK AND ROLL!" later, the movie ends.
The DVD even has a built in drinking game. A small mug icon appears on-screen when one of the following things happen:
-a zombie head pops
-someone combs their hair
-fire shoots out of anything
-someone yells ROCK AND ROLL!
I assure you, if you even play this game with near-beer, you'll be wasted before the movie finishes.
Criterion Collection it ain't, but if you're looking for an amazing B horror movie, this film is definitely for you!
But don't take my word for it, I think Seiji of Guitar Wolf summed up the movie perfectly in an interview with him where he said
"Ah yes. Just rock and roll. Very stupid, cool movie, and zombie UFO."
The film opens up at a Guitar Wolf concert where we meet Ace, a young fan who follows the band on tour. After the show, Ace inadvertently saves the life of the lead singer who was caught in a shootout with a lowlife music promoter (the one who wears the tight spandex shorts). As a reward for his good deed Guitar Wolf give Ace a magic whistle and tell him to blow it if he is ever in trouble. As Ace hits the road on the way to the next Guitar Wolf gig, a meteorite crashes into the town of the next show, turning all inhabitants into zombies. It is now up to Ace and the members of Guitar Wolf to save humanity in the name of Rock and Roll.
The film never takes itself seriously and for this reason the cheese and lapses of taste can easily be forgiven. With movies like these, self-parody is often the only way of being effective and if Wild Zero took itself seriously in any way, it would easily reach the botom of the cinematic pile.Read more ›
To quote one of my friends who experienced this with me: "Someday I'm going to either start crying or vomitting and while I might not realize it at the time, subconciously it will be because I watched Wild Zero."
To quote Guitar Wolf: "BLOOD! BLOOD! EXPLODING BLOOD!"
Take from this what you will. I'm not even sure how to try passing a judgment on this. It's one of those rare things that simply "is". You should go into this being informed that it involves rock'n'roll and zombies. For my part, I regret nothing.
wild zero is an excellent horror/b movie and your not so average love story. i love this movie for its ridiculous characters and their antics. it's wildly inventive, but the japanese have a habit of creating insane scenarios so you can never expect the ordinary from them. if you like low-budget flicks, zombies, and a good laugh- buy it! and remember the words of guitar wolf: love has no race, nationality, or gender.
Wild Zero's fun and craziness. A young Japanese man obsessed with the punk rock n' roll band, Guitar Wolf, gets thrown into a world full of aliens, zombies, cross dressing club owners and love regardless of several inch long body parts. Helping him along the way is Seiji, Toru and Billy, the three members of the greatest band ever, Guitar Wolf. They don't say much, but what they do is pure gold.
The leather jacket wearing, Kawasaki with flames for exhaust-riding rockers show up to kick ass, rock and just be cool. Quite frankly, I'd kill to be able to do either one of the three, but 'cause I can't, I loved every single second of this movie. From it's outrageous dialougue, over-the-top bad special effects and downright fun of it all, I don't think I can watch this movie enough.
If you're a fan of campy sci-fi/horror, Japanese craziness or the spirit of sweaty, greasy rock n' roll..or just have ADD, buy this. Ten bucks says you'll be buying a tube of pomade within a week.
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This is the best movie ever (tie for first place). People who do not like this do not know what awesome is (or dislike it) and may possibly be zombies. Read morePublished 4 months ago by rbrogan3
This movie is so incredibly long. Pacing is very slow. When things are actually happening, it's an absolute thrill ride. Read morePublished 11 months ago by David Honeycutt
It's a Japanese punk rock zombie, alien invasion, love story! What is there not to love?
Honestly though, if you think weird equals interesting and you want to drink... Read more
Ace must call upon his favorite rock group, Guitar Wolf, to help save the world from total annihilation when an evil race of aliens unleash a zombie plague upon the Earth! Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Carl Manes
This movie has it all, rock and roll, explosions, flames, motorcycles, zombies, exploding heads, flying saucers and a transgender/gay love interest that is blessed by a vision of... Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by J. NELSON
This movie is awesome!!
Hilarious B movie gore. Great action, (CGI blood though), awesome bikes and cars, Decent Rock N Roll, even a brief cross dressing moment LOL. Read more
Let me begin by saying I LOVE Zombie movies and Guitar Wolf is a pretty Bad Ass band, at least persona and attitude wise. I have a huge collection of over 50. Read morePublished on March 23, 2011 by Big Johnson
This is a neat addition to any zombie fanatics collection. I would not say it is the best by any means, but its not too bad. The drinking game is the biggest seller.Published on February 14, 2011 by Caniac Man Cave
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