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Director  Gakuryu Ishii
Country  Japan
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Music, Sci-Fi
Language  Japanese
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Release date  1982 (1982)
Writer  Jugatsu Toi (based on the novel by)
Cast  Michirou Endo, Shigeru Izumiya, Takanori Jinnai, Kou Machida, Shigeru Muroi
Genres  Action Film, Science Fiction, Musical, Japanese Movies, World cinema, Action/Adventure
Similar movies  Mad Max, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Offspring: Rock am Ring Germany 2014, Dawn of the Dead, Weird Science, Persepolis

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Burst City (爆裂都市, Bakuretsu Toshi) is a Japanese dystopian punk rock musical / action film. Released in 1982, the film was directed by Sogo Ishii. Primarily a showcase for both various specific punk rock bands of the time, such as The Roosters, The Rockers, and The Stalin, the film is also purely demonstrative of the culture and attitude of the punk rock community of Japan in the mid-to-late 1970s and the early 1980s. The film was distributed by the Toei studio.


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The plot is not very complex, as much of the action and drama of the film relies on musical interludes, character interactions, and commentary on the class system in the film's fictional universe. What plot there is follows groups of rival biker gangs in a dystopian future who are attempting to rebel against the construction of a massive power plant in "their" part of Tokyo.

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The film is highly regarded among critics and audiences alike. Its hyperkinetic, unrelentingly high energy style was wildly different from other films of the period and extremely innovative. The film is also regarded for being purely inspired from music, and the way the punk aesthetic, culture, and music exerts its influence over every element, scene, and character in the film. It has been called one of the "starting points in contemporary Japanese cinema", along with Ishii's own Shuffle, Panic in High School, and Crazy Thunder Road.

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Burst City was released on Region 1 DVD by Discotek in June 2006.

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