Gakuryu ISHII 石井岳龍


Nippon Retro   ² 

A rock band was at the source of ASIA STRIKES BACK, originally made to accompany live performances by The Bacillus Army, a punk super group with ISHII on vocals. The film is one of the earliest entries in Japan's cyberpunk cycle, a status only emphasised by the new soundtrack supplied by Hiroyuki ONOGAWA (Mach 1.67), composer of GOJOE and ELECTRIC DRAGON 80,000 V.

Ajia no gyakushu

日本 2006

30 分

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.