Trash and chaossss!!!!
Wild Zero (1999)
Wednesday, October 2nd
Film starts at 8pm
Lady Jay’s, 633 Grand St (bet Leonard & Manhattan), Bklyn, NY 11211
Free popcorn, Juke Box Meccanica, $2 Bingo for Prizes. PRIZES!
This week’s film is in honor of the 1st annual Motorcycle Film Festival, which I co-founded and which wrapped this past Saturday. It was one hell of a time. Thank you to everyone who came out for it, and we’re already gearing up for 2014! Sunday, the unofficial after after party found us all at Santos Party House to see who else, but Guitar Wolf rock so hard i think my ears bled. Couldn’t have planned a better end to an amazing motorcycle weekend if i tried. Insane!
See you at the flicks!
Wild Zero is a 1999 Japanese “Jet rock ‘n’ roll” zombie horror comedy cult classic directed by Tetsuro Takeuchi, and starring the Japanese garage punk band Guitar Wolf. It borrows many elements from other popular B-movies such as Psychomania and Evil Dead II.
Ace, a wannabe rock star, is on his way to a concert of the band Guitar Wolf when space aliens invade the Earth. As a result the dead rise to their feet in the countryside setting of Asahi, Chiba, with an appetite for flesh. Enlisting the help of his rock ‘n roll blood brother 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 bloodthirsty zombies ready to tear them apart.
Leather jackets, loud over-modulated music, laser guitar picks, motorcycles, guns, muscle cars, and fire abound. Guitar Wolf, a Japanese trio signed to Matador Records in the US—and self-proclaimed coolest rock band in the world—star as the well-coiffed heroes. It is also a love story, between Ace and Tobio, a trans woman.
The music, in a garage punk vein, plays an important role in the film. It features music from Greg Cartwright of Reigning Sound and The Oblivians. His 1997 song “Twice as Deep” by Greg Oblivian & the Tip Tops is featured.
This film is similar to another movie by a Spanish punk group, La matanza caníbal de los garrulos lisérgicos, produced by Siniestro Total (a punk band from Vigo, Spain). – Wikipedia