Gakuryu ISHII 石井岳龍

Electric Dragon 80,000 V

エレクトリック·ドラゴン 80000V

Nippon Retro   ² 

A self-aware return to ISHII's punk style, this glorious one-hour celebration of noise and style over substance is a cinema experience like no other. Pitting Tadanobu ASANO's high-voltage reptile investigator against Masatoshi NAGASE's lightning-guiding electrician, ELECTRIC DRAGON 80,000 V takes us across Tokyo's most panoramic rooftops and through its narrowest alleys. With its eardrum-shattering soundtrack of punk rock and industrial noise and the explosive clashes between its two leads, this film is as overwhelming a cinema experience as you're ever likely to undergo.

エレクトリック·ドラゴン 80000V

Japan 2001

55 minutes

Gakuryu ISHII

Gakuryu ISHII


Hiroyuki ONOGAWA

About Gakuryu ISHII

Gakuryu (Sogo) ISHII was born in Fukuoka in 1957. His dystopian punk rock musical BURST CITY (1982) made him one of the precursors of the Japanese cyberpunk movement of the 1980s. Since then he has worked with renowned Japanese actors and international punk bands on numerous short and feature films. NIPPON CONNECTION dedicated a retrospective to his work in 2013.