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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you thought TGP was mad...
I've seen quite a few of these Japanese splatter/comedy films and this one is probably one of the most mad, almost extreme. It's a satire on what Japan would do if there was a zombie-like outbreak and half of the country was quarantined off behind a wall. The fun partly comes from those who regard the zombies as still human and therefore should be cared for, and the...
Published on 23 Oct 2012 by John Malcolm

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3.0 out of 5 stars Over the top
Not really my idea of zombies....more like a combination of 'Monkey' and 'Evil Dead'.
Rediculous but fairly entertaining. It's unlikely that I'll watch it again.
Published on 14 Feb 2012 by DJ Rockula


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5.0 out of 5 stars If you thought TGP was mad..., 23 Oct 2012
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John Malcolm (Swindon, Wilts, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Helldriver (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)
I've seen quite a few of these Japanese splatter/comedy films and this one is probably one of the most mad, almost extreme. It's a satire on what Japan would do if there was a zombie-like outbreak and half of the country was quarantined off behind a wall. The fun partly comes from those who regard the zombies as still human and therefore should be cared for, and the others who regard them as no longer human and therefore should be destroyed.

Throw into the mix a poor girl - our hero (Yumiko Hara) - who's mother (Eihi Shiina) becomes the Queen of the zombies (not too much of a spoiler as this happens early in the film), and also a slightly disjointed format for storytelling - I've only watched the Director's Cut of the film, the Theatrical release version may be more linear (both versions on the Blu-ray) - and you have a wild ride where you really won't predict what's going to happen next.

This, like Tokyo Gore Police, is a Yoshihiro Nishimura-directed and written film, and it shows. This man, with a limited budget, can produce films full of inventiveness and originality way beyond the standard Hollywood fare, and more power to his elbow - even if he does use rather too much spurting-fake blood!

Sorry to report that I didn't get this from Amazon - I saw it cheaper elsewhere, which is unusual - but it's a film I recommend, so long as you can stand the inventive, but gory, violence (remember, it's NOT real!). I still prefer TGP though, just for the crocodile girl...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Utterly bonkers!, 14 April 2013
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Am Sanders (Cambridge,England) - See all my reviews
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This movie is completely mental!
When a strange alien(looking something similar to DC's alien starfish Starro)attaches itself to Kika's sadistic mother,she gets possessed by the creature & turns into the zombie queen who has control over all the other zombies & rips out her daughter's heart,making it her own.
Kika is saved with the aid with an artificial heart,powering a chainsaw sword &,with a small band of survivors,sets out on a mission to rid Japan of the zombie plague once & for all.
It goes from one WTF moment to the next & there is so much squirting claret/body parts flying around it's completely OTT.
I like it,...but i dunno why!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More dead than you can shake a stick at !, 13 Feb 2014
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Mindblowing roller coaster of blood and gore....Every home should have this movie...and damn lets hope more follow in this style.....sure beats any thing tv can offer....
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars insane in the membrane, 22 Dec 2011
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if you have seen any of the directors other films you will know what to expect this is absolutely insane just when you think they cannot get any more gory, ridiculous and totally mental they prove you wrong i loved this its obviously not for everyone but if you like silly gory nonsense you will enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, 22 July 2014
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Linda Phillips (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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this is a strange but awesome action packed, gory, funny film well worth a watch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Japanese Madness, 10 April 2014
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I love Japanese films and I'm glad I have bought this one, a great horror\ comedy. A food storyline, its random, gory, funny and daft at times but well worth a watch. If you like dead sushi you will love this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Liked., 7 Mar 2013
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I liked the film. I was just disappointed that it says the item has one disc (It came with one disc), but on the back of the blu-ray artwork, It says two disc special edition? I would just like to know if I'm missing something? is it a misprint? & has anyone else noticed this?

I'd just like the details on here to match up with the details on the disc case and what is actually inside the case.

All in all i enjoyed the film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Soo funny it took my 3 tries to watch the whole ..., 29 Nov 2014
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One HELL of a film. Soo funny it took my 3 tries to watch the whole film. Of you like gore then this is the one, if you don't like gore then this is still very
Funny. When I say gore, I mean, not of blood. But like I said
, fun.: )
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yoshihiro Nishimura comes up with the goods again!, 7 Mar 2013
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This is just an awesome piece of carnage!Zombies being cut up with all kinds of weapons,including the first chainsaw bladed Samurai Katana.Heads fly through the air chomping on those they land on,hearts are ripped out ,heads explode, bodies split down the middle,bullet hits aplenty.It's total mayhem!If you loved Yoshihiro's earlier movies,you'll love this too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Zobies,gore & martial arts by the score, 20 Sep 2014
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We were expecting zombies, gore and martial arts with that distinct Japanese humour and B-movie flavour. This film exceeded our expectations
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