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Wild Zero is a 1999 Japanese horror film directed by Tetsuro Takeuchi. The film stars Masashi Endô as Ace, a big fan of the Japanese rock group Guitar Wolf. After assisting the group, Guitar Wolf makes Ace his blood brother and give him a whistle to blow during times of trouble. Ace later meets Tabio (Shitichai Kwancharu) during a gas station robbery. The group later find themselves in a the middle of a zombie invasion.
Wild Zero was shown as part of the Midnight Madness series at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Wild Zero was directed by Takeuchi Tetsuro who was predominantly known for shooting music videos. The film was shot in Thailand with members of the Thai military and their families as zombies.
Wild Zero is a Japanese horror comedy. The film is not part of trend of late 1990s and early 2000s J-Horror ghost story films.
The film was released in Japan on August 8, 1999. The film was shown at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.
Synapse Film released Wild Zero on DVD on October 28, 2003.
Variety gave the film a mixed review, stating that "Pic has everything the midnight crowd could possibly want, although such items generally have a hard time hitting other parts of the theatrical clock."
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