Wild Zero

Director: Tetsuro Takeuchi
Year Released: 2000
Rating: 1.5

Wacko combination of rock & roll picture and zombie movie (made with a heavy dollop of cheese) as underground post-punk outfit Guitar Wolf (whose members are creatively nicknamed Guitar Wolf, Bass Wolf and Drum Wolf) have to ... kill zombies with ... glowing guitar pics and a guitar ... that doubles as a samurai sword and also have the ability to ... cut up space ships. Earns a modicum of respect for sheer audacity and a disregard for good taste, though toleration of dreadful special effects, horrible make-up and on-the-fly dialogue ("Rock 'n Roll!" is a favorite expression) limits its appeal to individuals who find the Troma films their idea of a night of trash movie hilarity. I personally need more subtext/substance/content to 'get into it,' though the line "Love has no borders, nationalities or genders!" did have me rolling (especially when Guitar Wolf shouts it after a scene ripped from The Crying Game).