Burst City (1982)
aka Bakuretsu toshi
Genre: Action | Music | Sci-Fi | Cyberpunk | PostNuke
Country: Japan | Director: Sogo Ishii
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 116mn
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In a derelict industrial wasteland somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo, two rival punk bands and their unruly mobs of fans gather for a Battle of the Bands-style protest against the construction of a nuclear powerplant, bringing them head to head with the yakuza industrialists behind the development of their turf.
This extraordinary celebration of Japan’s punk music scene of the early 1980s thrust Sōgo Ishii (now known by the name of Gakuryū Ishii), the underground filmmaking wunderkind behind such works as Half Human: Einstürzende Neubauten (1986), Angel Dust (1994), and Electric Dragon 80,000V (2001), to the next level and is regularly cited as an early landmark in Japanese cyberpunk cinema.